The Indiana Pacers will be using their final two-way contract on former SMU forward Ben Moore, according to Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo.
Sources: The Indiana Pacers have signed forward Ben Moore to a two-way contract for the rest of the season. Moore, who joined the team undrafted out of SMU, posted a double-double (7 offensive rebounds) Thursday at the G-League Showcase. Pacers still have one open roster spot.
— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) January 12, 2018
Moore is currently a member of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the official G-League affiliate of the Paces. He has played in 23 games this season and has produced averages of 28.2 minutes, 10.8 points (51.5% FG, 29.6% 3P, 80.9% FT), 6.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.4 steals, and 2.0 turnovers.
The 22-year-old forward was an undrafted free agent during last year’s NBA draft cycle. He played all four years at Southern Methodist University in the American Athletic Conference. In his final season with the Mustangs, he averaged 32.3 minutes, 11.4 points (56.0% FG, 20.0% 3P, 62.5% FT), 7.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.1 blocks, and 1.6 turnovers.
The 6’8″, 220-pound Moore spends most of time at the power forward spot. He mostly plays at that spot because he is not a consistent perimeter shooting and lacks sufficient abilities as an NBA perimeter player regarding putting the ball on the ground and making plays for teammates. It will be interesting to see how much of an opportunity he receives in Indiana.