“Yogi”

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Kyle Hauser, Reporter

     Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell has been a phenom athlete his entire life.  Yogi was born in 1993 in the city of Greenfield Indiana.  Through his entire his school career, which he played varsity for all four years, he averaged 18 points per game in a tough conference.  With rising above all of the players in his conference, he was recruited heavily by colleges.  

     Yogi decided to stay in his home state and be a Hoosier.  His freshman year at Indiana University, he was surrounded by big time players, such as Victor Oladipo, Jordan Hulls, and Cody Zeller.  That season was geared up to be one of Indiana’s best seasons yet.  As a freshman, Yogi started all 36 of their games.  His freshman year, he set up a lot of plays and wasn’t a big time scorer, so he only averaged scoring 7.6 points per game.  

     As for the rest of Yogi’s career at Indiana, he scored nearly 2,000 points and became Indiana’s all time assist leader.  Even with these unremarkable college achievements, Yogi did not get drafted.  He was picked up by the Brooklyn Nets, but only played in small leagues and never made it to the NBA.  From there, the Dallas Mavericks signed Yogi to a ten day contract to see what he is capable of.  So far, Yogi has played in four NBA games with the Mavericks and has already scored 71 points.  

     Yogi made a name for himself on February 3rd against the Trail Blazers. Yogi scored a total of 32 points which makes him only the third player in the history of ten day contracts to  scored 30 or more points.  On February 4th, Yogi was offered a two year contract with the Mavericks for the league minimum of $507,336.  Even though he most likely wanted more money, Yogi has proved the draft wrong and is looking to promising things in the NBA.