Nick Zeisloft signs with Indiana Pacers

  • 09/08/2016 11:16 am in

Former Indiana guard Nick Zeisloft has agreed to a contract with the Indiana Pacers, the team announced on Thursday.

Terms of the contract with Zeisloft were not announced, but Scott Agness reported that the deal is for $25,000 guaranteed and includes an invite to training camp.

“I am very excited and very blessed for the opportunity the Pacers have given me,” Zeisloft told Inside the Hall. “Thank you for everyone on their coaching staff and in their front office for making this a possibility. It’s been a long road to get to this level and will take a lot more hard work to succeed here. Proud to be a Pacer.”

In 69 career games at Indiana, Zeisloft averaged 6.6 points per game and shot 43.2 percent from behind the 3-point line. The Pacers have a Development League affiliate in Fort Wayne, the Mad Ants.

Zeisloft had a pre-draft workout in June for Dallas, but did not play in the NBA Summer League.

The Zeisloft signing means that three players from Indiana’s 2015-2016 Big Ten championship roster have now signed free agent deals with NBA teams.

Yogi Ferrell signed with the Brooklyn Nets after playing in the Vegas Summer League. Troy Williams, who played for Phoenix in the Summer League, signed with Memphis.

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  • N71

    Didn’t see that one coming. Congratulations Nick!

  • sarge

    Wow, congrats NZ! I think that shooting touch will translate. Half of your attempts were NBA range anyway. Best of luck to you, and go Hoosiers!

  • Hoosier Hall

    Wow, I didn’t expect that at all. Nick is obviously an elite shooter and improved his defense but I just didn’t see him as an NBA prospect. Shooting is definitely a popular commodity in the league now.

  • Kyl470

    I’m assuming this is strictly to stash him in the D League and see if he can become a 3 & D player.

  • IdahoHoosier

    “Nick Zeisloft signs with Indiana Pacers” is not a headline I thought was possible. But what a deserving guy! He played his role, worked hard to improve deficient areas, and played scrappy. Excellent example of dedication paying off!

  • Wow. Great news. I always thought it was a mistake for the Pacers to ignore former Hoosiers. Lots of folks would like to see them play, even if in the D-Leagues. Sign ’em up and fill some extra seats!

  • inLinE6

    Great news! That testified on our player development. I guess when CTC say he sees something in you, you gotta believe it.

  • SCHoosier

    Sounds like the Pacers are filling out their roster to have adequate bodies for training camp. Hope Nick lights it up if he gets the chance.

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  • onehoosier

    This is fantastic! Nick lands an NBA contract! What a proud day for the Hoosiers.

  • StudentHoosier

    This is crazy. Love to see it! Speaking of what the 2014 Class is up to these days, funny story: I actually saw Ryan Burton in the HPER this morning working out at 7am. What a guy.

  • sarge

    You got to love him! Hoosiers being Hoosiers!

  • dwdkc

    Somebody on the forum commented that Nick might be able to carve out a decent living in Europe, where 3 point shooting is highly valued. Kid is somewhat limited but is a truly elite shooter; if he is interested, hope he can pull it off. I don’t see him actually in the NBA.

  • marcusgresham

    He could go to Malta and play the 4 or 5.
    I remember looking at rosters when Elston was there and there were several 6’3 power forwards.