Former Oregon Ducks Point Guard Joseph Young Signs 4-Year Deal With Indiana Pacers


Former Oregon Point Guard Joseph Young has had a great summer so far. He was drafted in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers and has made a name for himself in the NBA Summer League averaging better than twenty points per game. The Pacers apparently can see what they have in Young and have decided to sign him long term.

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On Monday, Young signed a four year deal with the Indiana Pacers

according to worth over $4 million plus

. The first two years of the deal are guaranteed. The contract certainly is warranted as far as I’m concerned.

Joseph Young took what he did at Oregon his Senior year, averaging over twenty points per game and leading the team to the NCAA Tournament Round of 32. In his final game against Wisconsin he did his best to carry the team with thirty points against the Wisconsin Badgers in a loss. He was able to continue his offensive dominance into the summer after landing at Indiana in the second round of the NBA Draft.

During the NBA Summer League the last few weeks he had several eye popping performances. including finishing on a high note with two twenty-point game performances, raising eyebrows in the process. The Former Oregon Point Guard averaged twenty-two points per game. Through four games he hit fifty-one percent from the floor and forty-five percent from three point range. Joseph Young will be a name to watch as the upcoming season gets closer. Signing a deal means that the Pacers know what they have and he may have just secured himself a spot on the roster.

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