The earliest Quebecer drafted in NBA history, Bennedict Mathurin, was impressive in his first game in the colors of the Indiana Pacers in a summer league matchup of the Silver Tour.
The Montreal North native led his team to a 96-84 win over the Charlotte Hornets. This competition features the reserves and youngest players from each NBA formation.
Mathurin had 23 points and four rebounds in the Pacers victory, forming a dynamic duo with another Montrealer from origin, Chris Duarte. The latter amassed 16 points and four assists.
Recall that Mathurin initialed a few days ago, at the age of 20, his first contract with the Indiana team. . According to the IndyStar newspaper, he will earn nearly $30 million under the deal.
The former Arizona State University Wildcats was selected sixth overall in the last NBA draft.