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Xavier product Sumner goes in second round of NBA Draft

Xavier's Edmond Sumner (4) drives against Creighton's Cole Huff (13) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Edmond Sumner had his sophomore season at Xavier cut short by a knee injury in late January, but opted to enter his name in the NBA Draft anyway and it paid off on Thursday with him being selected in the second round of the draft by the New Orleans Pelicans.

He was the 52nd pick overall and was then sent to the Indiana Pacers.


The 6-foot-6 point guard suffered the knee injury during a game at St. John's on Jan. 29 and had surgery to repair a torn ACL on March 1.

In his two seasons with the Musketeers, Sumner averaged 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. He was second on the team in scoring this past season with 15.0 points per game and averaged 5.0 assists per game.

Sumner is not guaranteed a contract as a second-round pick, but will likely be stashed on the roster as he rehabs the knee and attempts for a full recovery and return starting in the 2018-19 season.



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