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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
41-21 8-2 W6
39-21 5-5 L1
34-28 5-5 L2
28-32 5-5 L1
9-51 2-8 L2

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 11.6 3.8 41.0 1.3 0.8

Top Ben Sheppard News

  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Listed as questionable

    Sheppard (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas.

    Sheppard has missed back-to-back games due to an illness. He wasn't with the team for Sunday's game in San Antonio, but he was expected to make the trip to Dallas, suggesting he has a good chance of being cleared Tuesday.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Not with team

    Sheppard (illness) isn't with the team for Sunday's game in San Antonio, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Sheppard will miss a second straight game due to an illness and join the team for Tuesday's matchup in Dallas. Bennedict Mathurin and T.J. McConnell are candidates for a few extra minutes off the bench in Sheppard's absence.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Given questionable designation

    Sheppard (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Spurs.

    Sheppard was a late addition to the injury report Friday and was ultimately sidelined due to an illness. Even if he's cleared to suit up, it's unclear if the rookie will have a role now that Aaron Nesmith (ankle) is healthy.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Out Friday

    Sheppard (illness) will not play in Friday's game versus the Pelicans, Tony East of SI.com reports.

    Sheppard was a late addition to the injury report and will ultimately get the night off. Some combination of Aaron Nesmith (ankle) and Bennedict Mathurin figure to be in line to absorb the rookie's minutes.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Late addition to injury report

    Sheppard is listed as questionable for Friday's game versus the Pelicans due to an illness.

    Sheppard's late addition to the injury report is a bad sign of his availability for Friday's contest. If the rookie guard is ruled out, Bennedict Mathurin could receive increased playing time, though Aaron Nesmith's return (ankle) should absorb most of Sheppard's missing minutes.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Scores career-high 15 points

    Sheppard had 15 points (5-6 FG, 5-5 3Pt), one rebound, four assists and two steals across 12 minutes during Sunday's 133-111 victory over Dallas.

    With 15 points and five triples, the rookie set new career-best marks for each. He's been thriving in the absence of Aaron Nesmith (ankle), hitting a total of eight three-pointers in his last three appearances.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Headed back to NBA

    The Pacers recalled Sheppard from the Indiana Mad Ants of the G League on Wednesday.

    Sheppard will be available for Wednesday's game versus the Wizards. However, the rookie guard is unlikely to receive significant playing time.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Returns to NBA

    The Pacers recalled Sheppard from the Indiana Mad Ants of the G League on Thursday.

    Sheppard will return to the Pacers alongside fellow rookie Jarace Walker. Sheppard is averaging 2.9 points in 6.6 minutes across his 14 NBA appearances this season.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Back to NBA

    The Pacers recalled Sheppard from the G League's Indiana Mad Ants on Tuesday.

    Sheppard and Jarace Walker were sent down to the G League earlier in the day and played in the Mad Ants' 109-106 loss to Santa Cruz. Sheppard finished the contest with 20 points (7-14 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, four assists and one block in 35 minutes.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Recalled to NBA

    The Pacers recalled Sheppard from the G League's Indiana Mad Ants on Sunday.

    Sheppard joins the Pacers in advance of Monday's game against Milwaukee. He registered 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt) and five rebounds in the Mad Ants' victory over the Birmingham Squadron on Friday.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Returns from G League

    The Pacers recalled Sheppard from the G League's Indiana Mad Ants on Wednesday.

    Sheppard and fellow rookie first-round pick Jarace Walker both joined the G League club on Tuesday and started in the Mad Ants' 131-97 win over the Windy City Bulls. The 22-year-old shooting guard played 33 minutes in the win, finishing with 18 points (6-15 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and one steal. Sheppard should be available for the Pacers' next game Thursday in Miami but is unlikely to be featured in coach Rick Carlisle's rotation.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Returns to NBA club

    The Pacers recalled Sheppard from the G League's Indiana Mad Ants on Wednesday.

    Sheppard and Jarace Walker started the Mad Ants' matchup against the Motor City Cruise on Wednesday but have since returned to the NBA club. Sheppard finished the contest with 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt), six rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Plays 15 minutes in blowout loss

    Sheppard logged six points (2-4 FG, 2-4 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes during Wednesday's 155-104 loss to Boston.

    Sheppard played double-digit minutes for the first time this year and knocked down two shots from beyond the arc in the blowout loss. However, he hasn't been part of the Pacers' rotation outside of blowouts early in the season.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Plenty of volume in loss

    Sheppard recorded 15 points (6-16 FG, 3-10 3Pt), three rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes during Sunday's 127-122 preseason overtime loss to the Grizzlies.

    Although Sheppard came off the bench during Sunday's matchup, he saw plenty of volume from the floor and led the Pacers in field-goal attempts. Indiana selected Sheppard with the 26th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, and although Sunday's performance was encouraging, he could have some trouble carving out meaningful minutes for the Pacers once the regular season begins.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Silent in NBA debut

    Sheppard logged one point (0-4 FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes of Saturday's 91-83 Summer League win over Washington.

    Sheppard was quiet in his first taste of NBA action, failing to knock down a single jumper in 28 minutes despite his shooting being his most notable trait. As he gets more comfortable in an NBA game environment, Sheppard should begin to start connecting on more of his attempts. However, those attempts could come at a premium with the Pacers bringing three rotation pieces from last year's roster into Summer League.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Selected by Pacers with 26th pick

    Sheppard was selected by the Pacers with the 26th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

    The Belmont product was a two-time first team All-Conference selection, and he capped off his senior season with averages of 18.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.5 made threes across 32 games. At 6-foot-6, Sheppard has prototypical size for an NBA two-guard, and he'll look to work his way into the Pacers' rotation as a knockdown three-point shooter. Fantasy-wise, Sheppard will not be worth drafting in most leagues, but he'll be a name to monitor -- especially if the Pacers were to move Buddy Hield this offseason.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 22
School: Belmont
Experience: R