Pacers announce re-signing of guard Sumner

Sam Amico

The Indiana Pacers have officially re-signed guard Edmond Sumner, the team announced in a news release.

The deal is for three years, with a team option on the final year, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Sumner, 23, is 6-foot-6 and was selected by the Pacers with the No. 52 overall pick in the 2017 draft. He spent most of his first two seasons on a two-way contract, though the Pacers signed him to a standard contract toward the end of the year.

So far, he has appeared in 24 total games with the Pacers -- with most of his minutes coming with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League.

In 26 appearances with Fort Wayne last season, Sumner averaged 22.1 points and 3.8 assists, shooting 47 percent from the floor.

He suffered a left foot injury earlier this month that limited him to one summer-league contest. But according to Scott Agnes of The Athletic, Sumner is healed and he is expected to be ready for training camp at the end of September.

Since the end of last season, the Pacers' backcourt has lost point guard Darren Collison (free agency/retirement) and Cory Joseph (free agency/Sacramento), and added Malcolm Brogdon (trade/Milwaukee) and T.J. McConnell (free agency/Philadelphia).

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