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BASKETBALL: Weisbrod invited to workout with Mavs’ G League team

The development-league team for the Dallas Mavericks have invited former Nederland, Lamar State College Port Arthur and Lamar standout Colton Weisbrod to a workout Tuesday.

Weisbrod will go work out for the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ affiliate in what is now known as the G League, the Gatorade-sponsored minor-league team formerly known as the NBA Development League. It is the first opportunity since the NBA draft Weisbrod has gotten to make it on a professional team.

“This is something that I’ve been talking to YouTube for, my friends and family, something I’ve been talking to everybody about, hoping and praying and wishing for, and the fact that it’s finally happening and here is pretty exciting,” Weisbrod said on his YouTube channel. “It truly is.”

Weisbrod is a two-time All-Southland Conference performer as a forward-center combo who earned All-America honors at Lamar State in 2016. The 2014 Class 4A player of the year began his collegiate career at New Orleans before transferring to Lamar State.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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