Yogi Ferrell excited about Vlade Divac’s vision, is bringing heart to Sacramento
Prior to his decision to head to Sacramento, Ferrell spoke with Kings general manager Vlade Divac and assistant GM Brandon Williams. The meeting was extremely amicable, as Ferrell appears to have a shared vision with his new club.
“I heard the vision and optimism from Vlade and Brandon, and got a view of the culture and direction from veterans I look up to, and that was impactful,” said Yogi Ferrell, per Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. “I see the explosive potential from a starving young group that wants to open the floor up with more shooting and play with speed and smarts.”
Ferrell played his college ball for Indiana University, and was an undrafted addition by the Brooklyn Nets in 2016. After being waiver by the Nets, the 25-year-old spent the previous season and a half with the Mavericks, taking advantage of the chances handed to him in the wake of several team injuries.
When the likes of Seth Curry and J.J. Barea were on the shelf, Ferrell made the starting point guard spot his own. The Indianapolis, Indiana native played all 82 games for the Mavs, and averaged an effective 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 3-pointers per ballgame.
Ferrell and his skill set appears to be an excellent fit with his new club. However, his undeniable fighting spirit is an intangible that could help take the Kings to the next level.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to grow with this team and I can’t wait to bring my heart to Sacramento,” added Ferrell.