BATON ROUGE – The positive rehab from a second surgery that ended his senior season early took a big step forward Wednesday when LSU guard Keith Hornsby, who played the last two seasons and graduated in May, signed a contract with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
Hornsby missed the first part of the season and then was reinjured and had to miss the end of the 2015-16 season.
Hornsby (6-4, 210) went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft after a 1,000-point collegiate career at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and LSU. After graduating from prep power Oak Hill Academy, Hornsby began his collegiate career at UNC-Asheville before transferring to LSU for his junior and senior seasons.
In two years at LSU, the Williamsburg, Va., native played in 53 games (52 starts) and finished with averages of 13.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 33.6 minutes per game. As a senior, Hornsby averaged 13.1 points, second on the team to 2016 NBA Draft first overall pick Ben Simmons.