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Andrew Nembhard signs four-year deal with Indiana Pacers

It is a record deal for a second-round pick

NBA: Summer League-Phoenix Suns at Indiana Pacers Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Nembhard and the Indiana Pacers made history with the wealthiest contract for a collegiate second rounder, with Nembhard set to earn $8.6 million over four years.

As Jonathan Givony reports, the deal guarantees over six million for Nembhard. Nembhard averaged 6.6 points, five assists, and four rebounds per game for the Pacers during the Summer League.

It has been quite the turnaround for Nembhard over the course of 12 months. Throughout much of the season, Nembhard was pegged on mock draft boards as a low second-round pick, if a draft pick at all. Such is the case often times for senior players, but Nembhard demonstrated he was leaps and bounds above the competition during the NBA Draft Combine.

For those in Spokane, this wasn’t much of a surprise. Playing on Gonzaga teams which featured the likes of Chet Holmgren, Drew Timme, Corey Kispert, and Jalen Suggs, Nembhard was often quiet and unassuming, but he got the job done.

Presumably, when the Pacers snagged Nembhard with the No. 31 pick, it was a good indicator that he would be involved in their immediate future and not bouncing between the league and the G League. With the contract set in stone, we have another Gonzaga team to root for next season.