Per the Athletic’s Shams Charania, forward JaKarr Sampson is signing a one-year deal with the Indiana Pacers for the veteran’s minimum. Sampson went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft and will be playing for his fifth team. Sampson has played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and the Chicago Bulls.
Sampson played high school basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary and Brewster Academy; he then went to college at St. John’s for two years. At St. John’s, Sampson was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team and won the Big East Rookie of the Year award in 2013. In 66 regular season appearances for St. John’s, Sampson averaged 13.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists in 30.3 minutes played per a game. Sampson also got it done on the defensive end averaging 1.0 blocks and 0.9 steals.
Sampson has played on and off for four years in the G-League appearing in 108 regular season games. In those 108 games, Sampson has averaged 17.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks in 27.8 minutes played per a game.
In four years playing in the NBA, Sampson has played in 173 regular season games and started in 78 of them. Sampson’s regular season averages are 5.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.8 assists in 16.0 minutes played per a game.