Nick Zeisloft signs training camp deal with the Pacers

Nick Zeisloft has signed a training camp deal to join the Indiana Pacers, the team announced Thursday.

Zeisloft shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range last season. [Photo: Mike Dickbernd/IU]

Zeisloft shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range last season. [Photo: Mike Dickbernd/IU]

The Indiana University product inked a one-year, rookie minimum-level deal on Tuesday with $25,000 guaranteed, league sources told VigilantSports.com.

Zeisloft was not one of the 42 players the Pacers brought in for a pre-draft workout in June, and he did not compete in any of the three NBA-sanctioned Summer Leagues.

“I am very excited and very blessed for the opportunity the Pacers have given me,” Zeisloft told InsideTheHall.com. “Thank you for everyone on their coaching staff and in their front office for making this a possibility. It’s been a long road to get to this level and will take a lot more hard work to succeed here. Proud to be a Pacer.”

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With the additions of Seraphin and Zeisloft, the Pacers have 19 players under contract, including 16 with guaranteed deals. They can have a maximum of 20 players in camp, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Then, they must trim their roster to 15 by opening night (Oct. 26).

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By signing Zeisloft (and others with only a small guarantee), the Pacers retain their rights for D-League purposes and they would join their affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Zeisloft spent the first two seasons of his collegitate career at Illinois State (2011-14). Using the gradate transfer rule, which allows a player who has earned his degree in three years — he redshirted his freshman season — to transfer to another school without being required to sit out, Zeisloft spent his final two seasons in Bloomington.

Last season at IU, Zeisloft averaged 6.5 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game, and shot 41.7 percent (65 for 156) from long distance.

Zeisloft’s teammates Troy Williams and Yogi Ferrell will be in camp with the Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets, respectively.

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