Former NBA Guard Yogi Ferrell Expected to Join Shanghai Sharks

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Introduction

Former NBA guard Yogi Ferrell is reportedly on the verge of signing with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), according to sources from BasketNews.

Background

Ferrell, a veteran of five NBA seasons, previously played for the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Clippers. During his time in the NBA, the 30-year-old guard averaged 7.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 20 minutes per game.

Prior to his NBA experience, Ferrell spent the last season and a half with Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana, where he averaged 18.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists in the EuroCup. In the Adriatic League (ABA), he recorded 16.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game.

CBA Teams Show Interest

Sources indicate that multiple EuroLeague teams also expressed interest in acquiring Ferrell’s services. However, the allure of joining the Shanghai Sharks, a team that featured Eric Bledsoe, Michael Beasley, Johnny O’Bryant, Melo Trimble, and Jamaal Franklin last season, ultimately swayed his decision.

Conclusion

Ferrell’s signing with the Shanghai Sharks solidifies the team’s commitment to bolstering its roster ahead of the new CBA season. The American guard’s experience and versatility make him a valuable addition to the Sharks’ already formidable lineup.


Yogi Ferrell

  • Born: May 9, 1993
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • College: Indiana University
  • NBA Draft: 32nd overall in 2016 by the Brooklyn Nets

Additional Facts

  • Ferrell was named the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2016.
  • He led Indiana to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 2015 and 2016.
  • Ferrell played for Team USA in the 2015 FIBA World University Games.
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