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Javon McCrea Signs with the Dallas Mavericks

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Javon McCrea was not drafted but like the last UB Bull to play in the NBA, Sam Pellom,he was signed quickly by an NBA team. Today the reigning Mid American Conference player of the year, picked Dallas from several other free agent offers.

Javon McCrea
NBA Team
Dallas Mavericks
Position: Power Forward
College: Buffalo
Birthday: 5-Nov-92
Hometown: Newark, NY
Height: 6-7
Weight: 250 lbs
PPG 18.5
RPG 9.9
APG 2.2
Honors:

Mid-Major Fr All-American
All MAC 2011/13/14
MAC FOY 2011
MAC POY 14
US U19 Team Finalist
All Portsmith 14'
Lou Henson All American
AP All-America HM

During the regular season McCrea led the MAC in scoring at 19.6 points per game and he led the league in rebounding at 9.8 per contest.  He finished third in field goal percentage (.577) and 14th in assists (2.7).  McCrea was also 10th in the league in minutes played.

He finished his college playing days ranked 10th amongst all active players nationally in career points and eighth in career rebounds.  He was the only active player in the nation with at least 1,900 points, 900 rebounds, 200 blocked shots and 200 assists.

At the conference level 14th in MAC history in scoring, 18th in MAC history in rebounding, 5th in MAC history in blocked shots.

If there is a hitch in his game it's his long jumper which looks awkward and is easily his weakest shot. Outside of the long jumper Javon does not really have any huge holes in his game.

Those numbers lifted McCrea over the top as he became the schools all-time leading scorer. He finished his UB career with 2,004 points and 988 rebounds.

McCrea shows good power and a variety of moves and shots  when he catches the ball. He is equally effective with the left or the right hand which makes him even more difficult match up in the post. According to Synergy Sports Technology, McCrea ranked among the more efficient first-options in college hoops.

Defensively, McCrea used his length and anticipation skills to rack up steals and blocks. Javon is an effective defender both on the perimeter and in the post. What scouts are looking for this summer during his workouts is a better lateral quickness while defending. That might be the last piece of the puzzle helps McCrea succeed in the NBA.

Year MIN FGM/A FG% 3M/A 3P% FTM/A FT% RB A B S PF TO PT
2013-14 938 202-360 0.561 1-2 0.5 132-198 0.667 286 64 65 44 92 70 537
2012-13 1019 240-431 0.557 0-1 0 131-185 0.708 267 69 89 45 101 99 611
2011-12 784 190-332 0.572 0-1 0 76-136 0.559 215 58 38 32 97 69 456
2010-11 733 166-263 0.631 0-0 0 68-134 0.507 220 58 58 43 78 71 40