Former Hoosier Zeisloft signs with Pacers

Nick Zeisloft will get his look under the NBA microscope.

The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday that they have signed the former Hoosier sharpshooter, who gave IU a 3-point threat off the bench during the past two seasons.

Terms of Zeisloft’s deal were not announced by the Pacers, though’s Scott Agness reports Zeisloft will get $25,000 guaranteed on a one-year, rookie contract. The deal could open a door for Zeisloft to join the Pacers’ D-League affiliate in Fort Wayne.

Zeisloft was not selected to play in the NBA Summer League and had only one pre-draft workout with the Dallas Mavericks in June.

“I am very excited and very blessed for the opportunity the Pacers have given me,” Zeisloft told The Herald-Times in a text message. “Thank you to everyone on their coaching staff and in their front office for making this a possibility. It’s been a long road to get to this level and will take a lot more hard work to succeed here. Proud to be a Pacer!”

Zeisloft, who arrived at Indiana as a graduate transfer from Illinois State during the summer of 2014, averaged 6.6 points per game in his two seasons with IU. Across that span, Zeisloft shot a combined .432 percent from 3-point range, appearing in 69 games between both years.

According to, Zeisloft closed last season as the eighth-most efficient offensive player in the country.

He is the third member of IU’s 2016 Big Ten championship team to sign a free-agent contract with an NBA team. Yogi Ferrell is headed to camp with the Brooklyn Nets, while Troy Williams will begin the preseason with the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA training camps get underway later this month.

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