The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed Eric Dawson from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League to a 10-day contract.
Dawson, a 6-9 forward, has appeared in 18 games with the Toros this season, averaging 15.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.72 blocks and 1.33 steals in 29.3 minutes while shooting .563 (121-215) from the field and .741 (43-58) from the foul line. Dawson has posted 13 double doubles (second in the D-League) and has scored 20-or-more three times. He finished with a season-high 28 points to go along with 11 rebounds vs. Springfield on Dec. 29, 2011.
Dawson has spent five seasons with the Toros dating back to 2007-08. In 67 career games, he has averaged 11.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.18 blocks. He has also played internationally in Slovenia, Japan, South Korea and the Dominican Republic.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Dawson attended Sam Houston High School and attended Midwestern State. Dawson was named a Division II Second Team All-American in 2007 and earned Lone Star Conference first-team honors in 2006 and 2007. He is the Mustangs' all-time leader in blocked shots with 170.
Midwestern State's David Terrell gained Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday afternoon when the league announced its weekly awards.
Terrell played a key role in one of the best defensive performances of the season for the 7th-ranked Mustangs in a 69-48 win over Central Oklahoma Saturday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
MSU frustrated the Bronchos, who came in on a five-game winning streak, to 32.6-percent shooting from the floor. The Mustangs also limited UCO to 16 points in the opening half which were the fewest the program had allowed since Southeastern Oklahoma scored 10 points in the opening half on Dec. 12, 2009 in Durant.
The 6-6 senior forward from Houston scored six points, pulled down eight rebounds, made two steals and had a blocked shot as the Mustangs held UCO to lowest scoring output of the season.
West Texas A&M's Kennon Washington earned top offensive honors after averaging 19.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in wins over Texas A&M-Commerce and Tarleton State last week.
Midwestern State can clinch a share of the Lone Star Conference title with a win over West Texas A&M Wednesday night at First United Bank Center in Canyon. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. or 25 minutes following the conclusion of the women's game which begins at 6.
Derek Oland and Jeremy LeGuen carded a pair of solid rounds to pace Midwestern State to the top of the team leader board after the first day of the three-round Spring Cardinal Classic played at the Par-72, 7,006-yard North Course of The Club at Sonterra.
The Mustangs recorded rounds of 305 and 312 for a two-round total of 617 (+41) to hold a narrow one-stroke lead over St. Mary's (311-307 618) while Incarnate Word (315-315 630), Newman (325-319 644) and Incarnate Word Red (330-348 678) fill out the five-team tournament.
Oland, a freshman from McKinney, and LeGuen, a sophomore from Highland Village, are tied for third heading into Tuesday's final round with two-round totals of 152 (+8) just three strokes off the pace of individual leader Chris Becker (St. Mary's), who fired rounds of 72 and 77 for a two-round total of 149 (+5).
Junior Raine Copeland is tied for sixth with rounds of 81 and 77 for a total of 158 (+14), while junior Sam Smith (79-80) and senior Brett Perry (77-82) carded two-round totals of 159 (+15).
Senior Trevor Arianna (77-81 158) and junior Antonio Herran (78-82 160) stand sixth and 16th while competing as individual medallists.
The final round of the Spring Cardinal Classic is set to begin Tuesday morning.
Midwestern State coach Brady Tigert announced the addition of a doubleheader Thursday afternoon at Mustangs Park.
The first game features Texas A&M International against Cameron beginning at 1 p.m. before the Mustangs square off with TAMIU at 3 p.m.