Cavaliers sign 27-year-old long shot and Massachusetts native to contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed former Detroit Mercy forward and Truro, MA native, Nick Minnerath to compete for a roster spot in camp. 

His deal with Cleveland is for one year and is non-guaranteed. He'll compete with Quinn Cook, Jared Cunningham and D.J. Stephens for one of the 14 spots on the Cavs roster.

Minnerath has a pretty remarkable story.

During his senior year in 2013, the the now 27 year old averaged 14.6 points and 5.9 rebounds a game.

He only played one year of high school basketball due to poor grades and injury. He initially went to Jackson Community College and then unfortunately tore his ACL and MCL when he transferred to Detroit to play basketball.

He measures out to be an undersized power forward with a 6-foot-11 inch wingspan and 37-inch vertical, but has the shooting ability (36% from three in his redshirt season) to potentially help out at the small forward position.

He worked out for the Celtics back in 2013, but the C's did not take a flyer on him.

Minnerath will get his chance to stick with the Cavs when they open up camp and show what he has on the floor when they tip off for preseason action against the Hawks on October 7th.

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