Is Paul George’s Future Now for the Indiana Pacers?

July 9th, 2011 by Kyle Gibbons Leave a reply »
If you aren’t a fan of the Indiana Pacers, then chances are you don’t know who Paul George is.

But it won’t be long until you are forced to take notice.

The former Fresno State Bulldog was selected 10th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Scouting reports of George coming into the draft read as if he were Tracy McGrady reincarnate, citing superior athleticism and excellent leaping ability as the primary reasons for his elevated draft stock.

His explosive jumping ability can be traced all the way back to his ESPN “Play of The Day” dunk on Sportscenter as a freshman at Fresno State in 2008.

George’s playing days at Fresno State were those of a dynamic game changer, something that Indiana Pacers fans haven’t seen since the likes of Reggie Milller.

As a rookie last season, George averaged nearly eight points and four rebounds per game in limited time, good for NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors in 2011.

He played well enough in his first season that the Pacers have already picked up the 2012-13 option on George’s contract.

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