Report: Bowen joins Pacers on two-way deal
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After going undrafted, American small forward Brian Bowen has agreed to a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers, leagues sources told Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo.

Bowen was a former five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American. He originally committed to Louisville but never played a collegiate game after being connected to the FBI's investigation into corruption in college basketball.

The 20-year-old joined the Sydney Kings of Australia's National Basketball League (NBL) this past season and averaged 6.3 points per contest on 45 percent shooting across 30 appearances. Bowen's frame and 3-point range should translate well to today's NBA.

Bio

Position: SF
Club: Sydney Kings
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 200 lbs
Wingspan: 6-foot-10
Max vertical: 35.5 inches

What the analysts are saying

  • "Bowen spent the year in Sydney, where he had to play against a tough, physical NBL. He's come back much more confident in his own shoes because of it, and has the look of an interesting scorer who can shoot it well from distance." - The Athletic's Sam Vecenie
  • "With a soft shooting touch and some pro success under his belt, Bowen should at least have an opportunity to get a foothold in the G League. But he's not very strong or functionally athletic, and it's not clear what skill, if any, will be his calling card for an NBA role." - Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo
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