According to Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer, the Cavaliers have signed undrafted Purdue guard Dakota Mathias to a partially guaranteed deal. With the signing, Mathias will be on the Cavs’ summer league roster along with Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, Ante Zizic and the rest of the Cavs’ to-be-determined roster.
Mathias has signed a partially-guaranteed deal. https://t.co/hRiWUjtCfw— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 22, 2018
Mathias is an Ohio native, as he attended Elida High School in Elida, Ohio. Elida is slightly under three hours away from Cleveland.
He played four years at Purdue, setting a school record for three-pointers made with 250. Last season, he shot 46.6 percent on three-pointers and was named an honorable mention for All-Big Ten.
Mathias’ three-point range is his best skill as a player and likely why the Cavs signed him. Mathias’ deal is also reportedly an Exhibit 10 deal, which means he will receive up to a $50,000 bonus if/when he was waived by the Cavs and signs with their G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge. He would have to remain with the Charge for 60 days to claim the bonus.