SF - IND
The Indiana Pacers have selected Benedict Mathurin with the No.6 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Mathurin is an excellent pick at No.6 for the Pacers. He has plenty of translatable skills and will have the chance to make an immediate impact on the team. The overall balance of Mathurin’s game shows promise, he shot a career 38.3% from three at the University of Arizona while showing the ability to be a playmaker. The Pacers look to be a good fit for the young 6’6” forward.
According to NBA reporter Zach Pearson, Arizona F Bennedict Mathurin has continued to impress NBA teams in pre-draft workouts and his stock has continued to rise up into the lottery.
The former Arizona product is coming off a solid season in which he averaged 17.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. During his pre-draft workouts, several executives and scouts from around the association have continued to rave about this athletic specimen. Mathurin, a projected middle of the draft type of prospect has now found his way into the eyes of several teams in the NBA lottery. The 6'6, 19-year-old has continued to draw interest from the Pacers, who hold the 6th pick in this year's draft.