Former Cal State standout Ivan Johnson signs with Mavericks

Ivan Johnson

Former Cal State San Bernardino basketball player Ivan Johnson has signed with the Dallas Mavericks.

The 6-foot-8, 255-found forward started all five games for the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal in 20.8 minutes pg.

He spent the 2013-14 season playing for the Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls in China, where he averaged 26 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 2.9 steals and 32.8 minutes per game in 24 games.

His first NBA experience came with the Atlanta Hawks, who signed him on Dec. 9, 2011 after impressing the club in a mini-camp and earning an invite to training camp. He appeared in 56 games for Atlanta in 2011-12 and averaged 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 72.0 percent from the foul line. Johnson was named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April. He ranked third among rookies in field goal percentage.

He re-signed with Atlanta on Sept. 18, 2012. He averaged 6.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 15.0 minutes per game in 69 games (five starts) for the Hawks in 2012-13.

Johnson holds career averages of 6.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 15.8 minutes per game in 125 NBA games (five starts).