Mensah-Bonsu signs in Italy, Pinnock drafted again

Former GW standout Pops Mensah-Bonsu signed with Benotton Treviso of the Italian Serie A league after being released by the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks. Mensah-Bonsu impressed various observers during the NBA’s summer league, but the talent-filled Mavericks did not have space on their roster for the 6-foot-9 forward.

Mensah-Bonsu’s former teammate Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock was selected number one overall in the NBA Developmental League’s Expansion Draft by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Pinnock played with the NBDL’s Arkansas RimRockers last season and was on Washington Wizards’ summer league team but was not invited to training camp.

Pinnock was drafted by the Mavericks with the 58th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers later that night. Pinnock never signed a contract with the Lakers and played in Germany for part of the 2006-2007 season.

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