As reported by Tim Griffin of Spurs Nation, former Sam Houston standout Eric Dawson has signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs, joining them from the Austin Toros.
Dawson, a bullish 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward, has played in 18 games with the Toros this season, averaging 15.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.7 blocked shots and 1.3 steals in 29.3 minutes. He ranks second in the D-League with 13 double-double and has scored 20 points three times.
This move should give the Spurs additional inside help they try to overcome Tiago Splitter’s injury, who strained his right calf in the Spurs’ 103-100 overtime victory at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
Dawson, 27, attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, where he was named a Division II Second Team All-American in 2007 and earned Lone Star Conference first-team honors in 2006 and 2007. He holds the school’s career record with 170 blocked shots.
He has spent the last five seasons with the Toros.
In 67 career games with them, Thomas has averaged 11.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.18 blocks. His professional career also has included stints with professional teams in Slovenia, Japan, South Korea and the Dominican Republic.
This move should provide the Spurs with immediate depth at frontcourt heading into tonight’s game as they gun for their 11th straight win when they visit the Utah Jazz.