Watford to play for Pacers in summer league

The Indiana Pacers announced their rookie/free agent camp roster on Monday, a roster that is expected to remain intact for the Orlando summer league July 4-10, and former Hoosier Christian Watford was among those listed. The camp starts Wednesday in Indianapolis and runs through Friday before the Pacers leave for Orlando.

Watford, a 2013 IU graduate, played overseas in Israel in 2013-14, then spent the 2014-15 season with the Maine Red Claws (Boston Celtics) and the Reno Bighorns (Sacramento Kings) of the NBA D-League, where he averaged 10.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 33 games.

According a an IU athletics release, Watford could also join the Sacramento Kings squad in the Las Vegas summer league, which runs July 10-20.

The Pacers’ summer league roster also includes recent draft picks Myles Turner and Joseph Young, as well as recent Purdue grad Jon Octeus.

Here are the scheduled summer league games for the Pacers:
Saturday, July 4
9:00 a.m. Miami @ Indiana
Monday, July 6, 2015
1:00 p.m. Indiana @ Orlando White
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
2nd game 3:00 p.m. Indiana @ Detroit
Thursday, July 9, 2015
1st game 1:00 p.m. Indiana @ Orlando Blue

2 comments

  1. I always enjoyed watching Watford progress. When he finally bought into the system he really became a great player. He seemed to have a great family and represented the University well. Good luck to this young man.

  2. It is an interesting commentary on how good you have to be to play in the NBA that Watford, a tremendous talent in terms of any mere mortal, is on the outside looking in.

    And, unrelated comment, your physical gifts are so important. E.g. If LeBron were 6’3 insead of 6’9,” would he be a star? If KD were only 6’2,” how big a deal would he be. Steph Curry gives some hope to those not towering from birth.

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