Yogi Ferrell Headshot

Yogi

Ferrell

PPG

9.5

RPG

3.5

APG

2.5

PIE

7.1

6'0" | 178lb | 27 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Indiana ... Signed a contract with Brooklyn (6/22/16) ... Waived by Brooklyn (10/21/16) ... Signed by Brooklyn (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) ... Had his team option exercised extending contract with Dallas (6/24/17) ... Signed a contract with Sacramento (7/23/18). Averaging 8.6 ppg (.423 FG%, .374 3pt%, .834 FT%), 2.4 rpg, 2.6 apg, 0.7 spg and 22.8 mpg in 199 games (53 starts) over three seasons with three teams: Brooklyn (2016-17), Dallas (2016-18) and Sacramento (2018-19).

BEFORE NBA

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 career collegiate games (137 starts) ... Finished his Hoosier career ranked first in assists (633), second in 3-pointers made (272) and sixth in points (1,986) in Indiana annals ... IU’s all-time leader in games played and started ... In the Big Ten record book, ranks ninth in career points (1,069), second in career assists (314) and first in career 3-point field goals made (159) ... The only player in school history to lead the team in assists for four years ... Holds the school record with 68 consecutive games with a 3-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) in 2015-16 ... Second most assists (195), second highest assists per game average (5.6) and eighth most 3s made (79) for a single season in program history ... Awarded All-America Second Team honors from Sporting News and USA Today while joining the All-America Third Team for CBS Sports and All-American Third Team for the Associated Press ... 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, NABC All-District 7 First Team and USBWA All-District 5 Team

PERSONAL LIFE

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 ... Began the Ferrell Family Foundation while a member of the Dallas Mavericks whose mission is to bring awareness and support to the foster care system ... @YogiFerrell11 on Twitter.