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Gal Mekel

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2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 2.4 points, 2.0 assists and 9.4 minutes in 31 games (1 start)…1 game with 10+ points…5 games with 5+ assists…made NBA debut vs. ATL (10/30/13) and had 2 points (2-2 FTs) and 3 assists in 9 minutes…1st career double-figure scoring game with season-high 11 points (5-7 FGs, 1-2 3FGs) and 6 assists in 23 minutes at HOU (11/1/13)…9 points (4-8 FGs, 1-3 3FGs), 4 rebounds and 6 assists in 26 minutes vs. LAL (11/5/13)…7 points (3-8 FGs, 1-2 FTs) and 4 assists in 15 minutes at MIN (11/8/13)…6 points (3-5 FGs), 2 assists and 1 steal in 13 minutes at ORL (11/16/13)…5 points (2-3 FGs, 1-2 FTs) in 10 minutes vs. DEN (11/25/13)…in 1st career start, 6 points (3-12 FGs) and season-high 7 assists in 26 minutes vs. MIN (11/30/13)…7 points (3-4 FGs, 1-1 3FGs) and 2 assists in 12 minutes at POR (12/7/13)…handed out 4 assists in 7 minutes vs. LAL (1/7/14)…2 points (1-4 FGs), 3 rebounds and team-high 5 assists in 10 minutes at SA (1/8/14)…dished out a season-high-tying (teamhigh) 7 assists in 15 minutes vs. ORL (1/13/14)…assigned to the Texas Legends (D-League) on 3/5/14…recalled from the DLeague (3/9/14)…re-assigned to the D-League (3/15/14)…recalled from the D-League (3/21/14)…appeared in 4 D-League games for the Legends, averaging 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 30.3 minutes…recorded 10 DNP-CD’s…spent a total of 41 games on the inactive list…spent 14 games on the inactive list (coach’s decision)…DND-Inactive (right knee soreness) at LAC (1/15/14)…underwent arthroscopic surgery to address a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee (1/17/14)…spent 21 games on the inactive list recovering from the surgery (at PHO 1/17/14-at SA 3/2/14)…spent 5 games on the inactive list for assignment to the D-League (2 at DEN 3/5/14-vs. POR 3/7/14; 3 at OKC 3/16/14-vs. MIN 3/19/14).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Played in Israel (2008-11)…played in Italy (2011-12)…played in Israel (2012-13)…signed by Dallas (7/10/13).

INTERNATIONAL CAPSULE:
2012-13: Averaged 13.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 30 games for Maccabi Bazan Haifa (Israel)…shot 52.5% from the field and 77.9% from the line…named 2013 Israeli Basketball Super League MVP. 2011-12: In 22 games for Benetton Treviso (Italy), averaged 6.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists while shooting 55.2% from the field…in 5 EuroCup games, averaged 4.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists. 2010- 11: Played for Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel)…in 33 Israeli League games, averaged 12.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.4 steals…in 2 Euroleague Qualifying Round games, averaged 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists…in 6 EuroCup games, averaged 10.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists…named 2011 Israeli Basketball Super League MVP. 2009- 10: Played in Israel…played 4 games for Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv before joining Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa in Dec. 2009…in 21 games for Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa, averaged 7.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists. 2008-09: Averaged 8.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 28 games for Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel)…named 2009 Israeli Basketball Super League Rising Star.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 6.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 62 career games at Wichita State. 2007-08: As a sophomore, averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 31 games…season-high 13 points vs. Bradley. 2006-07: As a freshman, averaged 4.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 31 games.

PERSONAL:
Name is pronounced “GAL MEH-kel”…the son of Alon and Ariela Mekel...born March 4, 1988 in Tel-Aviv, Israel...has four brothers, Rog, Tal, Yoval and Itay, and two sisters, Yamit and Dana...played for Macabi Tel-Aviv club team and was named the MVP of the National League...was the captain for the 18-and-under national team in Israel...played for coach Ami Nawe at Alliance high school...was named MVP of the National High School Tournament in Israel.

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Height: 6'3''/ 1.91m
Weight: 191 lbs./ 86.6 kg
Born: March 04, 1988
From: Wichita State
Draft: 2014
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Dallas Mavericks 2013 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Wichita State/Israel

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