The Indiana Pacers will sign Ben Moore, an undrafted rookie from SMU, to a 2-way contract according to multiple reports.
Moore has been playing with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and spent the off-season with the Pacers in Summer League and in training camp.
“He’s really impressed everybody that’s in this gym,” Kevin Pritchard said of Moore on media day. “We think he can be an NBA player, NBA defender first and then if he can improve his shooting he can be a Bruce Bowen-type.”
The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor wrote on Moore during the draft season as a potential undrafted success story, seeing him as the type of defender that could defend any position on the switch.
He’s had some good moments in Fort Wayne this year while averaging 11 points and 6.6 rebounds in 28 minutes.
He scored 28 points in the game above and multiple highlights show his defensive prowess with quick hands swiping the ball away from opponents as they go up to shoot.
With the 2-way contract, Moore will still spend most of his time with the Mad Ants but will able to spend a limited amount of days with the NBA team as well. The Pacers still have one open roster spot after waiving Damien Wilkins.