Mavs hop on Pops, sign forward Mensah-Bonsu

Updated: August 4, 2006, 5:59 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks signed undrafted free-agent forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu on Thursday.

The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Mensah-Bonsu averaged 12.6 points and 6.7 rebounds for George Washington last season. He led the Colonels in field-goal percentage (56.4 percent) and blocks (38) and is second on the school's all-time blocks list with 141.

Mensah-Bonsu played for the Mavericks' summer league teams in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, averaging about eight points and five rebounds per game.

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