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HORNETS SIGN JEREL MCNEAL TO A 10-DAY CONTRACT
Roster now stands at 15

March 9, 2011

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed guard Jerel McNeal to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

McNeal has started all 40 games with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, averaging 19.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds. He was a member on both the Charlotte Bobcats and Chicago Bulls Summer League rosters then joined the Houston Rockets for the preseason before joining the Vipers.

McNeal went to Belgium to begin his playing career with Dexia Mons-Hainaut after being undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft. In 14 Belgian league games with the team, McNeal averaged 15.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 28 minutes per game.

The Chicago native played four years for Marquette University. McNeal ranks first all-time for the Golden Eagles in points (1,985), steals (287) and games played (130). He was a First Team All-BIG EAST selection along with a Second Team All-America selection by the Associated Press his final season. McNeal averaged 19.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.0 steals in 35 minutes his senior season at Marquette.

The Hornets roster now stands at 15.



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