Joseph Young excels in summer league

Second-round draft choice scores a game-high 28 points to lead Pacers to first victory in Orlando Summer League play.

Rookie guard Joseph Young scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to their first Orlando Summer League victory, 91-85 over the Orlando Magic Blue Thursday.

The second-round pick hit 9-of-17 shots, including 5-of-9 3-pointers, and made 5-of-6 foul shots. He also had three rebounds and three assists.

Young is averaging a team-best 20.7 points in three starts during summer league. Center Myles Turner, the Pacers’ first-round choice, was given Thursday off. He’s averaging 18.7 points and a team-high 8.3 rebounds.

The Pacers’ draft choices are also playing the most, Turner averaging 29 minutes and Young 28.3 minutes.

The only other Pacers regular averaging in double digits is second-year center/forward Shayne Whittington at 12 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in two starts.

Indiana lost its first three summer league games — 92-76 to the Miami Heat, 85-76 to the Orlando Magic White and 90-65 to the Detroit Pistons.

The Pacers conclude summer league play Friday with a rematch against the Orlando Magic Blue squad in the seventh place-eighth place game.

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