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Pacers’ Andrew Nembhard to sign record contract as second-round pick

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Indiana Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard will reportedly sign a four-year, $8.6 million rookie contract, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Nembhard, the 31st pick in the NBA draft, will receive $6.4 million in guarantees over the first three years of the contract, the most ever for a college player selected in the second round. The guaranteed money is also worth more than picks 18-30 in the first round.

The 22-year-old was named to the All-WCC first team last season at Gonzaga after averaging 11.8 points, 5.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals. He finished the season ranked 15th in the country in assists per game and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.97).

Nembhard wrapped up a solid showing with the Pacers in the Las Vegas Summer League. In five games, he averaged 6.6 points, five assists and four rebounds on 35.1% shooting from the field. He had his best game on July 10 with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists.

With the Pacers building toward the future now, the team certainly has high hopes for Nembhard after signing him to a record contract for a second-rounder. He projects to bring quite a bit to the next level and the team is likely eager to see him take the court.

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