Pacers Sign Former Nebraska Sharpshooter Keisei Tominaga

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Indiana Pacers Sign Former Nebraska Sharpshooter Keisei Tominaga

The Indiana Pacers are signing former Nebraska sharpshooter Keisei Tominaga to an Exhibit 10 contract, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Tominaga, 23, played his first two collegiate years at Ranger College in Ranger, Texas.

Keisei Tominaga played his first two years at Ranger College, next three seasons at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

As a freshman at Ranger College, Tominaga averaged 16.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while shooting 54.9% from the field and 47.9% from 3-point range.

He earned the NJCAA All-Region V Team and the First Team All-Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference honors.

Tominaga was also named conference Freshman of The Year, leading the conference in 3-point shooting and ranking sixth in both scoring and field goal percentage.

On Nov. 1, 2019, Tominaga made his collegiate debut against Missouri State University–West Plains, scoring 19 points in a 100-84 win. On Nov. 16, he notched a season-high 34 points in a 110-60 victory against Victoria College.

Tominaga transferred to Nebraska ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Indiana Pacers could convert Tominaga’s Exhibit 10 deal into a two-way contract

At Nebraska, he averaged 11.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 22.7 minutes per game in 94 games (57 starts). The 6-foot-2, 178-pound guard also shot 46.2% from the field and 37.4% from beyond the arc.

Tominaga, who was born in Moriyama, Japan, was named second-team All-Big Ten last season after helping lead the Cornhuskers to an NCAA tournament bid for the first time since 2014.

During his senior season, he averaged 15.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 26.1 minutes per game. He was also the winner of this year’s college three-point contest after hitting 76 3-pointers last season.

In the Big Ten last season, he finished 15th in points (484), eighth in true shooting percentage (60.3%), sixth in 3-pointers, ninth in usage percentage (26.7%), and sixth in turnover percentage (8.7%).

An Exhibit 10 contract is a training camp deal that includes a one-year, minimum-salary NBA contract. Teams have until the start of the regular season to convert that contract into a two-way contract with the player.

The Pacers could also convert his deal into a standard contract. Two-way players are ineligible for the NBA playoffs.

Tominaga’s father, Hiroyuki, was a 6-foot-11 center. Hiroyuki played professional basketball for Mitsubishi Electric from 1996 to 2006. He was also a member of the Japanese national team that competed during the 1998 FIBA World Championship.