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Mavs sign 5-7 Japanese point guard

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The Dallas Mavericks signed 5-foot-7 Japanese point guard Yuki Togashi on Wednesday.

Terms of the deal for the free agent were not disclosed.

Togashi, who weighs 143 pounds, was most recently a member of the Mavericks’ NBA Summer League team. In his four games, he averaged 5.3 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting .467 from the field.

The team’s plan reportedly is for the 21-year-old Togashi to spend the rest of the preseason with the Mavs before joining their D-League affiliate Texas Legends.

A native of Niigata, Japan, Togashi attended high school in the U.S. at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md., which produced NBA players Kevin Durant, Terrence Ross and Greivis Vasquez.

Togashi graduated high school in 2012 and returned to Japan to play professionally in the Basketball Japan League. He signed with Akita Northern and averaged 16.3 points, a league-high 7.6 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 58 games during the 2013-14 season.

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