Woo: Brian Bowen II gets two-way deal with Indiana Pacers

Like the three other Australians who declared for the 2019 NBA draft, Brian Bowen II found himself undrafted.

https://twitter.com/20tugs/status/1141932976533458945

But all is not lost - according to Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo, the Indiana Pacers have agreed to a two-way contract for Bowen II.

https://twitter.com/JeremyWoo/status/1141949037320560640

This means Bowen will opt out of the remainder of his deal with the Kings in the coming season, which possibly involves a buyout from the Pacers.

Brian Bowen II spent the recent NBL season as part of the Next Stars program, a pathway that's being developed as a route towards the NBA.

https://pickandroll.com.au/nbls-next-star-lamelo-ball-to-join-illawarra-hawks/

The latest athletes to commit to the Next Stars in the coming 2019/20 NBL season include lottery prospect R.J. Hampton (New Zealand Breakers), and LaMelo Ball (Illawarra Hawks).

During the 2018/19 NBL season, the 6'7, 20 year old small forward averaged 6.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 15.3 minutes over 30 games played with the Kings (stats).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbhzepMNLV0

According to NBA Australia's Tom Read, Bowen did not impress during the recent NBA combine, with questions raised around his first step and court speed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfrBeo_SE4k

Nevertheless, the Sydney King receives an opportunity to further his NBA journey with the Indiana Pacers. It's now up to him to make the most of it.