OCTOBER 18: Travis, Mangas, and McGhee have been waived by the Pacers, the team announced today in a press release.
OCTOBER 17: The Pacers have officially signed forward Reid Travis and guards Kyle Mangas and Darius McGhee, the team announced today in a press release. All three players received non-guaranteed Exhibit 10 contracts, per Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files (Twitter link).
Travis, a former Kentucky Wildcat, went undrafted in 2019 and has played overseas since then, spending one season in Germany and three in Japan. Mangas is another former undrafted free agent who has played in international leagues since going pro. He played college ball at Indiana Wesleyan from 2017-21, then spent one season in the Czech Republic and one in Lithuania.
McGhee is an undersized guard at 5’9″, but he became one of the most dangerous outside shooters in the NCAA during his five college seasons at Liberty. Over the last three years, he made 4.1 three-pointers per game at a 39.6% clip, averaging 21.3 points per game in 98 contests (32.0 MPG) during that time. He’s a three-time ASUN Player of the Year whose agreement with the Pacers was reported two months ago.
As Agness notes, all three players appear likely to become affiliate players for the Indiana Mad Ants, the Pacers’ G League team. Assuming they spend at least 60 days with the Mad Ants, they’ll receive Exhibit 10 bonuses that can be worth up to $75K.
The Pacers now have a full 21-man roster.