Former Liberty guard Darius McGhee has agreed with the Indiana Pacers on an Exhibit 10 contract. Despite going undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft, McGhee is joining the Pacers on an Exhibit 10 contract with an invite to their training camp. In sum, Exhibit-10 deals are one-year contracts for the league minimum salary that could convert to a two-way deal.
McGhee, a 5’9″ guard from Roxboro, North Carolina, spent five seasons at Liberty. He was named a 2022-23 Associated Press All-American honorable mention. McGhee is only the second player in school history to receive All-American honors at the Division I level, joining Jesse Sanders who was also an AP honorable mention All-American in 2011.
He currently ranks No. 2 in NCAA history with 528 career three-pointers made, led the country this past season with a program-record 162 made threes. McGhee set the Liberty and ASUN all-time scoring record, finishing with 2,685 career points.
McGhee became one of only two players in ASUN history to earn ASUN Player of the Year award three times, joining Centenary’s Willie Jackson who did so from 1982-84. McGhee is the 33rd player in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history to be named conference player of the year three times for one conference.
McGhee helped lead the Flames to a 7th straight 20-win season as the program advanced to a 5th conference title game in six seasons. Liberty lost to Kennesaw State in the ASUN Title Game, but received an at-large bid to the NIT, marking the first time in program history the Flames competed in the event. Behind McGhee, Liberty defeated Villanova before losing to Wisconsin in the NIT.
McGhee will be looking to become just the fourth Liberty player to make an active NBA roster during the regular season, joining Peter Aluma, Julius Nwosu, and Seth Curry. Of course, Curry only played his freshman season at Liberty, doing so under head coach Ritchie McKay, before he transferred to Duke to conclude his college career. Both Aluma and Nwosu played their entire college career at Liberty.
Former Liberty guard Caleb Homesley flirted with the NBA for a couple of seasons before finding his way overseas to begin a successful professional career. After going undrafted in 2020, Homesley, like McGhee, agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal with the Washington Wizards. He went through the Summer League, played in one preseason game for the Wizards, and also spent some time in the G League before heading overseas.