The Indiana Pacers have signed guard DeJon Jarreau to a two-way contract via NBA.com. To make room for Jarreau, the team waived center Amida Brimah.
Jarreau originally played on the Miami Heat’s Summer League team and averaged a robust stat line of 11.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game in Las Vegas. His near triple double performance against the Atlanta Hawks showed his skillset as a playmaker.
With the uncertainty of what type of contract the Heat was going to offer (Exhibit 10 or two-way), Dejon took the safer offer from Indiana. If Jarreau makes the opening night roster, he’ll be eligible to spend 45 days with the Pacers during the season unless the team restructures the deal.
Jarreau finished his college career playing three seasons at the University of Houston after transferring from the University of Massachusetts. Jarreau was the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was named the 2021 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player when he helped lead Houston to the Final Four in Indianapolis.
By trading Aaron Holiday during the NBA Draft for the rights to the 22nd pick, Isaiah Jackson, the Pacers found themselves in need for another ball-handler behind Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. McConnell. With Caris LeVert and Edmond Sumner also considered as options, Jarreau could be getting valuable time in the G-League.