Washington Signs with the Pacers
Duane Washington Jr did not hear his name announced during last night’s NBA Draft, but he gets a chance to continue his professional dream with the Indiana Pacers as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Ohio State's Duane Washington has agreed to a two-way deal with the Indiana Pacers, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 30, 2021
Washingtons deal will allow him to try out for the Pacers, and their G league team, which players on a two-way contract are given up to 45 days to be an an NBA roster.
After a great 2020-21 season for the Buckeyes and a successful summer, Washington decided to forgo another season with the Buckeyes in hopes of being the next Ohio State player drafted since Keita Bates-Diop in 2018. We wish Washington good luck as he continues to follow his dream.
I still think he should have stayed in school, but best of luck to him.