The Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA have signed 31-year-old former Seton Hall point guard Andre Barrett. The terms of Barrett's contract were not disclosed, while the contract is said to be non-guaranteed. Zach Braziller of the NY Post was the first person to break the news on Twitter.
According to The Commercial Appeal writer Ronald Tillery, it looks as though the 5-foot-10 Barrett will fill the roles of both a third-string point guard and a mentor for former Florida guard Nick Calathes, who had only played in Greece and Russia before signing with Memphis in July.
Andre Barrett averaged 7.5 points and 7.7 assists in 17 games for Maine and 11.3 points and 7.9 assists in 16 appearances for Sioux Falls in the D-League last season.
Undrafted in the 2004 NBA Draft, the 31-year-old holds NBA career averages of 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 12.2 minutes in 67 games (one start) in four seasons for the Houston Rockets (2004-05), Orlando Magic (2004-05), Phoenix Suns (2005-06), Toronto Raptors (2005-06), Chicago Bulls (2006-07) and Los Angeles Clippers (2007-08). The Bronx native also has had D-League stints with the Florida Flame (2005-06), Bakersfield Jam (2007-08), Austin Toros (2007-08) and Idaho Stampede (2009-10) and has played overseas for Regal FC Barcelona in Spain (2008-09) and Chorale de Roanne Basket in France (2011-12).
Barrett averaged at least 16.7 ppg and 5.0 apg over his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons at Seton Hall. He is widely praised for leading Seton Hall past Arizona in the first round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament. Andre sits 8th on Seton Hall's career point leaders list with 1861 and 2nd in assists with 662. Only current associate head coach Shaheen Holloway has more (681).