Spurs Add Curtis Jerrells And Dwayne Jones To Roster
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs announced today that they have signed guard Curtis Jerrells and forward/center Dwayne Jones. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Jerrells, 6-1, 200 pounds, spent the past four seasons playing at Baylor University. As a senior he averaged a team-high 16.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists while starting in all in 39 games for the Bears. He was selected to the All-Big 12 Third Team and was named to the 2009 NIT All-Tournament Team after leading the Bears to the NIT championship game. As a junior Jerrells was named to the All-Big 12 First Team, averaging 15.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He scored a career-high 36 points, including a school and Big 12 record 20-of-24 free throws, in a five-OT 116-110 win at Texas A&M on Jan. 23, 2008. For his career, Jerrells averaged 15.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.34 steals. He started in all 119 games he played in and holds the Bears record for most games played, started and minutes played (3,934). His 1,820 career points rank him third on Baylor’s all-time scoring list and his 487 assists and 159 steals are second all-time. Jerrells is the only player in school history to finish his career with more than 1,000 points, 400 assists and 100 steals.
Jones, 6-11, 250 pounds, spent the 2008-09 season between the Charlotte Bobcats, Efes Pilsen Istanbul of the Turkish League and three different NBA D-League teams. After being waived by the Orlando Magic in training camp Jones signed with Efes Pilsen and played in two games before signing with the Bobcats. The former St. Joseph’s University standout appeared in six games with Bobcats, averaging 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.7 minutes before being waived on Dec. 12. Jones signed with the Iowa Energy of the D-League on Jan. 5 and played in one game before being dealt to the Idaho Stampede on Jan. 14. In 13 games with the Stampede, he averaged 13.6 points and 10.2 rebounds in 29.6 minutes. On Feb. 20 Jones was traded to the Austin Toros where he finished the season. He played in 20 games for the Toros, averaging 17.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks in 36.3 minutes. Over his four-year NBA career, Jones has appeared in 80 games with averages of 1.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 7.9 minutes with Cleveland, Boston and Charlotte.