The Brooklyn Nets have signed Long Island swingman Tahjere McCall to a 10-day contract, he team announced Tuesday. The news was first reported by The Athletic’s Mike Scotto
The Brooklyn Nets will sign Tahjere McCall of the G League's Long Island Nets to a 10-day contract, league sources told @TheAthleticNBA.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) February 26, 2019
McCall, who went undrafted out of Tennessee State in the 2017 NBA Draft, has played the past two seasons with the Long Island Nets.
This season, McCall is one of the most consistent and versatile players on Long Island. The 6’5” McCall has played in 23 games for Long Island, 11 starts, is having a career year averaging 25.3 minutes, 10.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. He is the glue guy to Long Island’s success this season and a big contributor to the Nets chase for their first NBA G League playoff appearance.
McCall brings good defensive guard depth to the Brooklyn Nets with the ability to shoot and drive the ball at a high level. The 24 year-old has a high basketball IQ and plays with a lot of energy on the court.
In 2017-18, McCall played in 37 games, (31 starts), averaged 28.2 minutes, 9.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.8 steals.
While at Tennessee State, McCall earned All-Ohio Valley Conference first team honors twice and was the conference’s best defensive player during both seasons; 2015-16 and 2016-17. He averaged 26.0 minutes, 10.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.9 steals.
McCall spent his first two seasons of collegiate basketball at Niagara University (2012-14).
He is the second Long Island player to earn a 10-day with Brooklyn. Mitch Creek was signed to two 10-day deals —the max allowed— but was terminated by the Nets early, to open a roster spot for the Greg Monroe trade deadline deal. He has returned to Long Island.
Under the CBA, a team can terminate a player’s 10-day contract at any point and for whatever reason, without waiving him. A player can receive up to two 10-days before a team must decide whether to sign the player to a standard NBA contract.