Fanbo Zeng was a solid piece of this year’s Indiana Pacers summer league roster when he was able to play. He saw the court in four of the team’s five games this short season.
Fanbo Zeng was born in Harbin, China, before moving to the United States to attend Windermere Preparatory School which is located in Florida. He was born in the year 2003 making him a 19-year-old prospect. He spent one year with the G-League Ignite where he would play 19 games and average, 5.1 PTS, 2.2 REB, and 0.8 AST.
Zeng stands at 6’9” in height and will play for the Pacers during their summer league in the upcoming weeks. He was injured in his G-League season, but his physical abilities are still there. He did a pre-draft workout for the Pacers as well.
What happens now for Fanbo Zeng and the Indiana Pacers?
Zeng signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Indiana Pacers before the summer league began meaning he can play for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants after summer league. A prime example of this outcome was Keifer Sykes last season who didn’t make the team’s final roster and instead joined the Fort Wayne Mad Ants — the Pacers G-League Affiliate.
This might be the best move for Zeng, as the Pacers now have a history of bringing guys in from Fort Wayne and allowing them real minutes if their stint was successful. Terry Taylor and Duane Washington Jr. both did this last season.
While I could not find clips of Zeng’s time with the Pacers in summer league, there were some memorable moments from his four games. The one that comes to mind is the tough finish in transition that became an and one basket.
At 19 years old it would make sense for Zeng to develop his game and see much more minutes in Fort Wayne than he would in Indianapolis. Fanbo Zeng averaged 5.0 points a game and 1 rebound in 10 minutes a game throughout the summer league.