Los Angeles Lakers' Vander Blue, center, drives through Portland Trail Blazers' Antonius Cleveland, left, and Jarnell Stokes during the second half of the NBA summer league championship basketball game, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Photo: John Locher/AP
Photo: John Locher/AP

Hawks sign Antonius Cleveland to second 10-day contract

The Hawks signed guard Antonius Cleveland to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Sunday.

The undrafted rookie out of Southeast Missouri State, who signed his first 10-day contract with the Hawks on Feb. 22, has not yet played a game due to rehab for a left ankle surgery from December.

When asked if Cleveland could potentially play before his second 10-day contract is over, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said he had not yet received word on Cleveland’s status and could not comment.

A graduate of Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici, Ga., Cleveland signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks out of college where he played in 13 games with the Mavericks and seven games with the Mavericks’ G League team. 

Cleveland played at Southeast Missouri State for four seasons. He started 33 games and averaged 16.6 points, 2.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.9 minutes  during his senior season.