Edmond Sumner

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Edmond Sumner
Edmond Sumner (cropped).jpg
Sumner with the Indiana Pacers in 2019
Free agent
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1995-12-31) December 31, 1995 (age 26)
Detroit, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight196 lb (89 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
20172021Indiana Pacers
20172019Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Edmond Byron Sumner (born December 31, 1995) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A point guard, he played college basketball for the Xavier Musketeers and after averaging 15.0 points per game as a junior he 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]

College career

Sumner spent three years playing for the Xavier Musketeers (at Xavier University, Cincinnati) from 2014 to 2017.[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 six games as he withdrew from further playing due to chronic tendinitis in his knees.[6]

Professional career

Indiana Pacers (2017–2021)

On June 23, 2017, 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.

Sumner's limited minutes 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]

On July 29, Sumner inked a three-year contract worth $6.48 million with the Pacers after declining his $1.6 million team option in late June.[10]

During the 2020–21 season, Sumner averaged 7.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game, shooting 52.5 percent from the floor. In April 2021, he posted consecutive 20-point games against the Detroit Pistons and the Orlando Magic.[11] On September 9, 2021, it was announced that Sumner would be sidelined indefinitely with a torn Achilles tendon.[12] On October 6, Sumner was traded alongside a 2025 second-round pick, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for the draft rights to Juan Pablo Vaulet.[13] Four days later, he was waived by the Nets.[14]

Career statistics

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

NBA

Regular season

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
2019–20 Indiana 31 3 14.4 .430 .264 .552 1.5 1.8 .5 .3 4.9
2020–21 Indiana 53 24 16.2 .525 .398 .819 1.8 .9 .6 .2 7.5
Career 108 29 14.1 .474 .333 .728 1.5 1.1 .6 .2 5.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 Indiana 1 0 2.0 2.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2020 Indiana 3 0 13.7 .286 .000 1.000 2.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 4 0 10.8 .286 .000 1.000 2.0 .0 .0 .0 1.5

College

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

References

  1. ^ "Edmond Sumner". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Xavier's Edmond Sumner announces he's entering NBA Draft". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Edmond Sumner selected in NBA Draft, dealt to Indiana Pacers". Cincinnati.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "Edmond Sumner Profile-Men's Basketball-Xavier University". goxavier.com. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Xavier might have lost starting point guard Edmond Sumner for the season". CBSSports.com. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "Edmond Sumner sidelined by chronic tendinitis". cincinnati.com. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Breaking down Edmond Sumner's first NBA start with the Indiana Pacers". 8 Points 9 Seconds. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  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.
  10. ^ "Edmond Sumner's New Contract Displays the Indiana Pacers' Belief in His Future".
  11. ^ Glaspie, Akeem (September 9, 2021). "Pacers guard Edmond Sumner out indefinitely with torn left Achilles". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  12. ^ Feldman, Dan (September 9, 2021). "Pacers: Edmond Sumner tore his Achilles". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  13. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Complete Trade With Indiana Pacers". NBA.com. October 6, 2021. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  14. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Edmond Sumner". NBA.com. October 10, 2021. Retrieved October 10, 2021.

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