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Terry Larrier Signs NBA Deal With Dallas Mavericks

Another UConn alumnus has a shot at making it in the NBA

UConn's Terry Larrier (22) puts up a shot over BU's Walter Whyte (5).
UConn’s Terry Larrier (22) puts up a shot over BU’s Walter Whyte (5).
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Another Husky has landed in the NBA.

The Dallas Mavericks announced Tuesday that they have signed former UConn forward Terry Larrier to an undisclosed deal. This comes after a two-game stint with the Mavericks summer league squad, following a four-game summer league stint with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Although it is the Mavericks’ team policy to keep the terms of such deals off-the-record, it has been reported that the contract is likely for a training camp appearance. From here, Larrier will have to work his way onto a roster that features Dirk Nowitzki, DeAndre Jordan and Harrison Barnes in the front court.

Terry Larrier averaged 13.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in his 29 games with the Huskies last year, but the rest has been injury and turmoil. As a freshman, he played for VCU before transferring over to UConn. Per NCAA rules, he was forced to sit out during the 2015-16 season, and was forced to miss most of his sophomore year of eligibility due to an ACL tear suffered in the 2016-17 season.

Larrier graduated this past spring and decided to declare for the 2018 NBA draft as an early-entry candidate. He went undrafted, but has managed to land himself on an NBA team nonetheless, joining a growing brotherhood of UConn alums that have gone on to play professional basketball.

The Dallas Mavericks kick off their preseason schedule against the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 5th.

Purvis Waived By Celtics

In other UConn in the NBA news, the Boston Celtics waived guard Rodney Purvis on Tuesday. Purvis was acquired via trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder last week for Abdel Nader.