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Edmond Byron Sumner (born December 31, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A point guard, he played college basketball for the Xavier Musketeers and participated in the 2017 NBA draft.[1][2] He was drafted 52nd by the New Orleans Pelicans but was subsequently traded to the Indiana Pacers.[3]

Edmond Sumner
No. 5 – Indiana Pacers
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1995-12-31) December 31, 1995 (age 23)
Detroit, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High schoolDetroit Country Day
(Beverly Hills, Michigan)
CollegeXavier (2014–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–presentIndiana Pacers
2017–2019Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

College careerEdit

Sumner spent 3 years playing for the Xavier Musketeers (at Xavier University, Cincinnati) from 2014-2017. He played in 6, 31 and 21 games in each of the years he attended.[4] Sumner was sidelined with an injury in an 82-77 win against St. John's in January 2017 and did not play the rest of the season. At that point, he was averaging 14.9 points, 4.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game.[5] This was not the first time he had suffered knee issues; his freshman season was cut to just 6 games as he withdrew from further playing due to chronic tendinitis in his knees.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Indiana Pacers (2017–present)Edit

On June 23, Sumner was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans, only to be traded to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for cash considerations. Sumner signed a two-way contract with the Pacers on July 5, 2017, becoming the first second round draft pick to sign such a deal. In the 2017-18 season, Sumner struggled for minutes and spent significant time with the Pacers' G-League team, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. This continued into the beginning of the 2018-19 season, but when teammate Victor Oladipo suffered a season ending injury of a quadriceps tendon rupture his playing time increased significantly, and was given his first NBA start, against the Golden State Warriors.[7] On February 11, 2019, Sumner signed a standard NBA contract with the Pacers[8] which was reported to be a two-year contract.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Indiana 1 0 2.0 1.000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
2018–19 Indiana 23 2 9.1 .344 .259 .625 1.0 .4 .5 .2 2.9
Career 24 2 8.8 .354 .259 .398 1.0 .4 .5 .2 2.9

NBA G LeagueEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Fort Wayne 14 7 16.9 .396 .250 .667 2.4 2.4 1.1 .4 7.2
Career 14 7 16.9 .396 .250 .667 2.4 2.4 1.1 .4 7.2

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Fort Wayne 1 0 21.0 .636 1.000 .600 7.0 1.0 .0 2.0 18.0
Career 1 0 21.0 .636 1.000 .600 7.0 1.0 .0 2.0 18.0

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Xavier 6 0 7.2 .200 .000 .667 .8 1.0 .3 .0 1.3
2015–16 Xavier 31 29 25.9 .397 .301 .727 3.4 3.6 1.3 .2 11.0
2016–17 Xavier 22 19 31.7 .479 .273 .735 4.1 4.8 1.2 .7 14.3
Career 59 48 26.1 .429 .285 .730 3.4 3.8 1.2 .4 11.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Edmond Sumner". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  2. ^ "Xavier's Edmond Sumner announces he's entering NBA Draft". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  3. ^ "Edmond Sumner selected in NBA Draft, dealt to Indiana Pacers". Cincinnati.com. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Edmond Sumner Profile-Men's Basketball-Xavier University". goxavier.com. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  5. ^ "Xavier might have lost starting point guard Edmond Sumner for the season". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  6. ^ "Edmond Sumner sidelined by chronic tendinitis". cincinnati.com. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  7. ^ "Breaking down Edmond Sumner's first NBA start with the Indiana Pacers". 8 Points 9 Seconds. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  8. ^ "Pacers Sign Edmond Sumner". NBA.com. February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Pacers Sign Edmond Sumner To Two-Year Contract". realgm.com. February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.

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