Brooklyn Nets Sign Yogi Ferrell
BROOKLYN (Nov. 9, 2016) – The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Yogi Ferrell from their NBA D-League affiliate, the Long Island Nets. Ferrell becomes the first call-up in Long Island Nets history.
Ferrell (6’0”, 180) originally signed with Brooklyn on August 5 and appeared in three preseason games with the Nets, recording averages of 4.3 points and 1.7 assists in 9.6 minutes per contest. The Indiana native was waived by the team on October 21.
The four-year Indiana University product was named to the All-Big Ten First Team twice (2015 and 2016) and garnered second-team honors as a sophomore (2014). As a senior, Ferrell averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 34.7 minutes per game, earning Associated Press Third Team All-America honors and capping his career as Indiana’s all-time assists leader with 633. Ferrell also led Indiana to three NCAA Tournament appearances and helped the Hoosiers advance to the Sweet 16 twice. In 137 career games (all starts) at IU, Ferrell averaged 14.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 32.8 minutes per game.
Ferrell will be in uniform tonight wearing No. 10 when the Nets travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. ET.