Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ Jarrod Uthoff has finally gotten his chance at some NBA action. The 6 foot 9 forward just signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks and made his debut on March 10th against the Brooklyn Nets. He joins fellow All-Big Ten First Team members Yogi Ferrell and A.J. Hammons on the Mavericks roster as they continue to search for young talent for their rebuild.
Uthoff went undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft out of the University of Iowa, but signed as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors. Despite being waived after one preseason game, he was acquired by their D-League affiliate Raptors 905 on October 30th.
On January 27th, he was traded to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He played in 35 games and made 7 starts averaging 10.7 points and 6.2 rebounds.
The native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa earned the title of Mr. Basketball as Iowa’s best high school player in 2011. He originally started his college career at the University of Wisconsin, but decided to transfer out of the program due to lack of playing time. Uthoff chose to return to his home state school, but he had to sit out for the year because of the NCAA transfer rules.
During his senior year at University of Iowa, he was named to Second Team All-America and First Team All-Big Ten honors.