Mathias signs free agent contract with Cavaliers


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Purdue guard Dakota Mathias (31) drives past Minnesota guard Nate Mason (2) during a Big Ten game this season in West Lafayette, Ind.

Purdue guard Dakota Mathias (31) drives past Minnesota guard Nate Mason (2) during a Big Ten game this season in West Lafayette, Ind.


Elida’s Dakota Mathias signed an Exhibit 10 free agent contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night after going undrafted in the two rounds of the NBA draft.

The 6-foot, 4-inch guard was Purdue’s career leader in 3-point shots with 250 and was named to the Big Ten All-Defensive team the last two seasons. He was honorable mention All-Big Ten the last two seasons and Academic All-Big Ten the last three seasons.

Mathias scored 1,140 points in his college career. He finished his high school career as Elida’s career scoring leader with 1,906 points and was Division II Player of the Year on The Associated Press All-Ohio team in 2014.

He averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game this season for Purdue.

Exhibit 10 contracts have been introduced in recent years. They allow teams to not count those players’ salaries and bonuses against the NBA salary cap and guarantee players a bonus of between $5,000 and $50,000 under certain conditions.

Purdue guard Dakota Mathias (31) drives past Minnesota guard Nate Mason (2) during a Big Ten game this season in West Lafayette, Ind.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/06/web1_Dakota-Minnesota-2.jpgPurdue guard Dakota Mathias (31) drives past Minnesota guard Nate Mason (2) during a Big Ten game this season in West Lafayette, Ind.

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