WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Midwestern Cowboy is heading west.
Former Purdue guard Dakota Mathias will play for the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League team.
Mathias spent part this past season competing in Spain's top professional division with Joventut Badalona.
This isn't Mathias' first go-around in the NBA Summer League. The Elida, Ohio native was on the Cleveland Cavaliers roster last summer.
He averaged 4.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists over 15.3 minutes.
As a senior with the Boilermakers, Mathias averaged 12.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
Mathias and the Lakers are scheduled to open summer league play against the Miami Heat as part of the California Classic on Monday.
Following his Summer League stint, Mathias plans on holding the Dakota Mathias Basketball Camps at Harrison High School for a second straight year.
For more information on Mathias' camps, visit dakotamathias.com.