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  • Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette The Mad Ants' Ben Moore, right, jumps to shoot as the Erie BayHawks' Tyler Cananaugh defends at Memorial Coliseum last season.  

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 4:50 pm

Moore gets Pacers deal

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

Ben Moore, who played 43 games last season as a rookie with the Mad Ants, has agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract with the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, according to The Athletic.

Moore, 23, played two games last season with the Pacers in his first season out of SMU.

The deal could preclude Moore from returning to the Mad Ants; if he makes more than $50,000 during training camp and gets cut, he wouldn’t be able to rejoin them this season. However, if he makes the Pacers’ roster, he could be assigned to Fort Wayne.

Moore averaged 11.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1 steal for the Mad Ants. In NBA Summer League, he averaged 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in five games this year.

Moore is among those vying for a spot on the U.S. national team for its upcoming World Cup qualifying games. V.J. Beachem, a former New Haven player, is too, and Reggie Hearn, a Snider graduate, is already on the roster.