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Mavericks Sign Guard From Iceland

September 2, 2003

DALLAS (AP) _ The Dallas Mavericks added to their international flair Tuesday by signing guard Jon Stefansson of Iceland.

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Stefansson is a member of Iceland’s national team and was the player of the year in his homeland’s top league in 2002.

He played two years in that league, then spent last season with TBB Trier of Germany, where he averaged 13 points, 2.7 assists and 2.8 rebounds. He was an early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA draft, but wasn’t selected.

Dallas’ roster also includes players from Germany (Dirk Nowitzki), Canada (Steve Nash), Mexico (Eduardo Najera), France (Tariq Abdul-Wahad) and Czech Republic (Jiri Welsch).

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