Former Ohio State guard Duane Washington Jr. waived by Indiana Pacers

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch
Guard Duane Washington averaged 9.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 20.2 minutes per game last season with the Indiana Pacers.

Former Ohio State Buckeye Duane Washington Jr. is on the move. 

Washington was one of four players the Indiana Pacers waivedto make room for a max offer deal with former Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, according to ESPN. 

Although not selected in the 2021 NBA draft, Washington signed a two-way contract with the Pacers and averaged 9.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 20.2 minutes per game coming off the bench during his rookie year. He shot 40.5% from the field and 37.7% from 3-point range. 

In his final season at Ohio State, Washington averaged 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, shooting 45.8% from the field and 37.4% from 3. 

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Washington averaged 11.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game during his Buckeye career, and he was a third-team All-Big Ten team member in 2020-21. 

Washington was also the first player coach Chris Holtmann recruited at OSU to sign an NBA contract. 

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