Indiana Pacers

Pacers add depth by taking Duarte with No. 13 pick in draft

Chris Duarte (right) reacts after being selected as the 13th overall pick by the Indiana Pacers during the NBA basketball draft on July 29, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers selected Oregon guard Chris Duarte with the 13th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

He should add scoring punch off the bench.

At age 24, Duarte was the oldest player in the draft.

He averaged 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals in his second and final season with the Ducks.

At 6-foot-6, 190 pounds possesses the kind of size, general manager Kevin Pritchard was looking to add to his backcourt.

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