Pacers sign former Kentucky player Alex Poythress to 2-way contract

Philadelphia 76ers' Alex Poythress watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 8, 2017, in Philadelphia. The Bucks won 90-82. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have signed forward Alex Poythress to a two-way contract.

Poythress spent most of last season playing for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA’s G-League, where he averaged 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 46 games.

The 6-foot-7, 238-pound former Kentucky player joined the 76ers on April 1. He averaged 10.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in six games with Philadelphia.

The Pacers signed Poythress on Tuesday.

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