Yogi Ferrell

Yogi Ferrell

#3

POS: Guard

HT: 6-0

WT: 180

DOB: 5/9/93

College: Indiana

Years: 3rd NBA Season

Drafted: 2016

Undrafted

TRANSACTIONS

  • Went undrafted out of Indiana in the 2016 NBA Draft
  • Signed by Brooklyn from their G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets (11/9/16)
  • Waived by Brooklyn (12/8/17)
  • Signed a 10-day contract with Dallas (1/28/17)
  • Agreed to a multi-year deal with Dallas (2/7/17)
  • Signed a contract with Sacramento (7/23/18)

NBA CAREER

  • Averaging 10.2 ppg (.419 FG%, .378 3pt%, .813 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.8 spg and 27.2 mpg in 128 games (50 starts) in two seasons with two teams: Brooklyn (2016-17) and Dallas (2016-17, 2017-18)

NBA AWARDS/HONORS

  • Named to the 2016-17 All-Rookie second team
  • Earned Rookie of the Month honors for February 2017

2017-18 (Dallas)

  • Averaged 10.2 ppg (.426 FG%, 373 3pt%, .796 FT%), 3.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.8 spg and 27.8 mpg in 82 games (21 starts)
  • As a starter, averaged 12.0 ppg (.443 FG%, .421 3pt%, .909 FT%), 3.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.8 mpg and 33.3 mpg in 21 starts
  • As a reserve, averaged 9.6 ppg (.419 FG%, .353 3pt%, .765 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 0.8 spg and 25.9 mpg in 61 games off the bench
  • Scored in double-figures in 40 games and 20 or more points in five contests
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds two times and dished out 10+ assists once
  • Collected three double-doubles
  • Led team in scoring in three games, rebounds in four outings and assists nine times
  • Top Single-Game Performances: Posted 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for his first double-double of the season at San Antonio (12/16/17)
  • Took all his shots from three-point range going 7-of-10 for 22 points (1/10/18)
  • Totaled 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with five boards and three steals at Houston (2/11/18)
  • Scored a season-high 24 points as he shot 9-of-11 from the field and 6-for-7 from three-point range in a win at Denver (3/6/18)
  • Dished out 12 assists while adding 12 points and five rebounds at Brooklyn (3/17/18)

2016-17 (Brooklyn/Dallas)

  • Averaged 10.0 ppg (.406 FG%, .386 3pt%, .831 FT%), 2.4 rpg, 3.7 apg, 0.9 spg and 26.0 mpg in 46 games (29 starts)
  • As a starter, averaged 12.0 ppg (.400 FG%, .379 3pt%, .884 FT%), 2.7 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.1 spg and 30.8 mpg in 29 starts
  • As a reserve, averaged 7.2 ppg (.423 FG%, .404 3pt%, 13-20 FT), 1.9 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.5 spg and 18.3 mpg in 17 games off the bench
  • Finished the season ranked fifth in scoring, second in assists, fifth in three-point field goal percentage, fifth in free throw percentage and third in steals amongst rookies
  • Missed four games
  • Did not play in three games due to a coach’s decision (11/29/16, 12/3/16, 12/7/16)
  • Inactive in one game (12/5/16)
  • Top Single-Game Performances: Tallied career-highs with 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including a career-best nine treys just four games into his 10-day contract in a win at Portland (2/3/17)
  • Posted 11 points and nine assists at Atlanta (3/1/17)
  • Posted 16 points and seven assists in a win vs. Los Angeles (3/7/17)
  • Notched 21 points, four rebounds and four assists at Phoenix (4/9/17)

G League

  • Averaged 18.7 ppg (.422 FG%, .398 3pt%, .903 FT%), 2.9 rpg, 5.8 apg, 1.6 and 35.7 mpg in 18 games (18 starts) for the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s G-League affiliate during the 2016-17 season

COLLEGE (Indiana 2012-2016)

  • Averaged 14.5 ppg (.432 FG%, .399 3pt%, .830 FT%), 3.2 rpg, 4.6 apg, 0.8 spg and 32.8 mpg in 137 games (137 starts)
  • Finished his Hoosier career ranked first in assists (633), second in three-pointers made (272) and sixth in points in Indiana annals
  • The only player in school history to lead the team in assists for four years
  • IU’s all-time leader
  • in games played and started
  • Holds the school record with 68 consecutive games with a three-pointer
  • Led the Hoosiers to three NCAA Tournament appearances (2013, 2015, 2016), including two Sweet 16 berths (2013, 2016)
  • Earned NCAA AP All-America honors during his senior season after he averaged 17.3 ppg (.458 FG%, .420 3pt%, .829 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 5.6 apg, 1.1 spg and 34.7 mpg in 35 games (35 starts)
  • Awarded All-America Second Team honors from Sporting News and USA Today while joining the All-America Third Team for CBS Sports
  • Also made the Wendy’s Wooden Award All-American team
  • Named unanimously to First Team All-Big Ten and also honored on the Big Ten All-Defensive team
  • Scored a career-high 38 points (12-18 FG, 4-8 3pt, 10-10 FT) and added five rebounds and five assists vs. IPFW (12/9/15)
  • Totaled 30 points as he went 12- for-20 from the field and 5-of-6 from three-point range and collected seven rebounds and two steals at Rutgers (12/30/15)
  • Recorded his first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Chattanooga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/17/16)
  • As a junior, averaged 16.3 ppg (.439 FG%, .416 3pt%, .860 FT%), 3.2 rpg, 4.9 apg, 0.7 spg and 34.9 mpg in 34 games (34 starts)
  • Named to First Team All-Big Ten
  • Notched 27 points, seven assists and four rebounds vs. EWU (11/24/14)
  • Scored a season-high tying 27 points going 9-for-15 from the field and knocking down five three-pointers against Georgetown at Madison Square Garden (12/27/14)
  • As a sophomore, averaged 17.3 ppg (.413 FG%, .400 3pt%, .824 FT%), 3.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 0.8 spg and 33.8 mpg in 32 games (32 starts)
  • Received second team All-Big ten accolades
  • Posted 26 points (8-11 FG, 5-7 3pt, 5-7 FT), six assists and three rebounds vs. Samford (11/15/13)
  • Tallied a season-high 30 points to go with five boards and four assists as Illinois (12/31/13)
  • As a freshman, averaged 7.6 ppg (.403 FG%, .303 3pt%, .798 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 4.1 apg, 0.8 spg and 28.1 mpg in 36 games (36 starts)
  • Collected 19 points, five assists, one steal and a block vs. Iowa (3/2/13).

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Kevin Ferrell Jr, son of Kevin Ferrell Sr. and Lydia Ferrell
  • His mother nicknamed him “Yogi” as a child because he was always eating like the cartoon character Yogi Bear
  • Has one brother and two sisters
  • Rated as the No.19 player and No. 2 point guard of his class by Rivals.com, No. 32 player and No. 3 point guard by Scout.com and the No. 24 prospect and No. 3 point guard in the ESPNU 100 at the conclusion of his senior year
  • Averaged 18.5 points, 3.1 rebound and 6.6 assists as he led Park Turdor to a 26-2 record and a second straight state championship
  • Tied the state championship game assists record with 12 while he added 17 points and nine rebounds
  • A participant in the 2012 MCDonald’s All-American Game
  • 2012 Indiana Mr. Basketball runner-up behind Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris
  • Also led Park Tudor to a state title during the 2010-11 season and a runner-up finish for the 2009-10 season
  • Played AAU for Indiana Elite
  • His twitter handle is @YogiFerrell11
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