Pacers sign former Kentucky player to 2-way contract

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 23: Alex Poythress #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Rupp Arena on February 23, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS — 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.