The Indiana Pacers drafted Chris Duarte with the 13th overall pick in the NBA Draft last week.
The new Pacers star is already off to a good start, as according to Yahoo's Chris Haynes, Duarte is "finalizing a lucrative" endorsement deal with Nike.
The Tweet from Haynes can be seen in a post below that is embedded from his Twitter account.
Duarte was born in the Dominican Republic, and played high school basketball in New York.
He started out his college career playing for Northwest Florida State before transferring to the University of Oregon.
At Oregon, he became a star.
His first season with the Ducks he averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, but in his second season (last year) he exploded for 17.1 points per game on 42% shooting from the three-point range and 53% shooting from the field.
The 24-year-old shooting guard stands at 6'6", 190 pounds.
He also just recently just signed his rookie contract with the Pacers (see Tweet below and read more here).
Related stories on NBA basketball
- PACERS DRAFT CHRIS DUARTE: The Indiana Pacers drafted Chris Duarte out of Oregon with the 13th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. CLICK HERE.
- PACERS TRADE FOR ISAIAH WASHINGTON: The Indiana Pacers made a trade with the Washington Wizards to get the 22nd overall pick, which was Isaiah Jackson out of Kentucky. CLICK HERE.
- RICK CARLISLE SPEAKS ABOUT NEW DRAFT PICKS: Indiana Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle spoke about new draft picks Isaiah Washington and Chris Duarte. CLICK HERE.
- HEAT BRING BACK VICTOR OLADIPO: Victor Oladipo is headed back to the Miami Heat, according to The Atheltic's Shams Charania. CLICK HERE.