Three games into his NBA Career, and former Wildcat Bennedict Mathurin is making a great case for Rookie of the Year for 2022-23.
The 2022-23 NBA Season is in full swing, and just days after making his professional debut with the Indiana Pacers, Bennedict Mathurin has already been making some noise.
In his first game with the Pacers, the former Wildcat and No. 6 overall pick in the 2022 Draft made one hell of a debut as he finished with 19 points and seven rebounds on 7-15 shooting as he came off the bench. Unfortunately, Indiana fell to the Washington Wizards by a 114-107 final.
Days after that game, Mathurin returned to the court again. Also coming off the bench as the Pacers took on the San Antonio Spurs, Bennedict was even more impressive!
The rookie dazzled and tantalized fans in attendance with his superior athleticism and sharpshooting. Mathurin finished with 26 points and grabbed five rebounds off the bench again. Unfortunately, Indiana dropped that game to San Antonio, losing 137-134.
Returning to action on Saturday evening, Bennedict Mathurin had yet another superb game, and he is making a strong case for Rookie of the Year early on.
Facing a quick turnaround from their loss against San Antonio, Indiana was back in action on Saturday evening, this time taking on the Detroit Pistons at home.
Once again coming off the bench for the Pacers, the former Pac-12 Player of the Year showed everyone why he was one of the top picks in the draft!
The Montreal native impressed those in attendance and following this game as Mathurin logged 31 minutes, and scored a career-high and game-high 27 points on 10-18 shooting. He also grabbed seven rebounds in the teams’ 124-115 win.
So far, Mathurin has been impressive, and hopefully, he can continue his stellar play. Should he keep this up, Rookie of the Year is very feasible.
NBA action resumes for Mathurin on Monday evening when they travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers on the road. Tip off is set for 7:00 P.M. (EDT).
Here are some Mathurin highlights from the Pacers’ loss to San Antonio!