Sixers Sign Guard Scottie Wilbekin to a Four-Year Deal
The 22-year-old played in Greece last year, averaging 8.0 points, 2.3 boards and 3.9 assists while making 37.0 percent of his 3-pointers. Wilbekin opened eyes a week ago in the summer league when he poured in 26 points, draining 7-of-12 shots with six three-pointers, three boards, three assists and only one turnover in 35 minutes.
Wilbekin will opt out of his current deal with the Cairns Taipans of Australia’s National Basketball League to join the NBA and has a shot to remain on the roster if he can prove he can catch and shoot. The point guard position battle is going to be a lot of fun to watch at training camp with recently signed Pierre Jackson, Isaiah Canaan, T.J. McConnell and more all vying for the position.
The 6'3" guard played his college ball at Florida and was the SEC player of the year in 2014 and is a two-time SEC first team defender, but went undrafted.
Now he'll have a shot to stick with the Sixers.