The Indiana Pacers have been impressed by what Duane Washington Jr. has brought to the floor this season. The result is the former Ohio State star receiving a multi-year NBA contract.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that the Pacers are converting Washington’s contract to a standard, multi-year deal. He was one of two players for Indiana to receive the change, along with Terry Taylor.

Washington has come on strong for the Pacers this season as the franchise has battle through several injuries and trades during the 2021-22 campaign.

Washington is averaging 9.6 points per game this season while playing more than 20 minutes. He’s proven to be a 3-point threat at times during the year, converting on 36.6% of shots from deep range.

Washington is also averaging 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest this year. He’s appeared in 46 games for the Pacers, which are 25-55 on the year. Indiana will close out the season with back-to-back road games against the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets on Saturday and Sunday.

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