AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 12, 2016) – The Austin Spurs, presented by SWBC, announced today they have acquired Cory Jefferson. Austin acquired the returning player rights of Jefferson from Northern Arizona in exchange for Austin’s own 2017 NBA D-League first round draft pick. Additional roster moves prior to tomorrow’s home opener include activating Jeff Ledbetter, and moving Danny Stewart and Alexis Wangmene to inactive status.
Jefferson (6-9, 218) was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 2014, and later traded to the Brooklyn Nets. He played in 50 games for the Nets averaging 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.9 minutes of play. Jefferson’s professional career includes stops in the NBA D-League with the Maine Red Claws (2015) and the Bakersfield Jam (2016), and six games with the Phoenix Suns during the 2015-16 season where he averaged 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds. Collegiately, he played four years for the Baylor Bears averaging 8.9 points and 5.6 assists.
Jefferson will wear jersey no. 40 when Austin opens the season tomorrow afternoon against the Oklahoma City Blue at 3 p.m. at Cedar Park Center. Tickets are still available.