Former Texas A&M basketball player signs with Cleveland Charge

A key player from last year’s Texas A&M basketball team has found a new home after a stint with Dallas.

Dec 23, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA;  Dallas Mavericks guard Dexter Dennis (17) reacts during the
Dec 23, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Dexter Dennis (17) reacts during the / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Texas A&M basketball player Dexter Dennis finds new home in the G-League

One of the best two-way players from last year’s Texas A&M basketball team, Dexter Dennis, has been having a solid first year for an undrafted player. After bouncing around in the preseason, he eventually landed with the Dallas Mavericks, who were in need of wing players. He was on a two-way contract that saw him move back and forth between the active roster and the Texas Legends, their G-League affiliate.

In his time with Luka and company, Dexter had some memorable moments. One that went viral among fans was this moment from a game when he and Doncic were on the bench together, along with fellow rookie Dereck Lively.

In a game where the Mavs were forced to play a lot of their bench players against the Houston Rockets, Dennis saw his most time on the floor all year, logging 17 minutes. He made the most of his time, too, notching 18 points on 11 shots to go along with 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

Even so, Dennis eventually became the casualty of some roster moves as the Mavericks began to focus their attention elsewhere. He eventually was waived and signed solely to the Legends in lieu of his former two-way contract, and now has been traded to the G-League affiliate of the Cavaliers.

Such is life in the NBA. As a Mavericks fan, it was great having an Aggie on the squad, but it’s extremely hard to stick in one spot this early in a career for a guy like Dex. I truly believe he has the skills to carve out a place somewhere in the Association, and I hope he can one day return to Dallas. I wish him all the best as he continues to develop as a player—now in Cleveland.

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