June 22, 2017, 9:05 pm
The Pacers have drafted Xavier’s Edmond Sumner with the 52nd pick in the draft after acquiring the selection from the Pelicans.
Sumner has plenty of injury concerns, having torn his ACL as a sophomore after missing all but six games as a freshman due to knee tendinitis. If he can regain his explosiveness he’ll be a steal, but many teams were rightfully wary of a return to top form. Sumner isn’t a great finisher and has a shooting touch that comes and goes, so the Pacers are really counting on a rebound in terms of athleticism here. He averaged 14.3 points and 4.8 dimes for the Musketeers last season.