Bennedict Mathurin amazes at his debut

Bennedict Mathurin amazes at his debut


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.