Sixers Sign Haywood Highsmith to Two-Way Deal
This past weekend, the Philadelphia 76ers parted ways with two-way guard Demetrius Jackson, who plans to sign and play in China. With an open two-way slot, the Sixers were known to be high on their G League product, Haywood Highsmith. The undrafted rookie will indeed fill Jackson's spot.
Here's the official word from the Sixers:
Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has signed Haywood Highsmith to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer was first to report on the signing.
In four years at Wheeling Jesuit, Highsmith averaged 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game while shooting 55.1 percent from the floor and 37.7 percent from beyond the arc.
Highsmith profiles as a guy that the Sixers have been looking for -- a two-way perimeter player. In 21 games with the Sixers' G League affiliate this season, he's averaging 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, shooting 45 percent from the floor and 39.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Here's a look at some of his G League highlights, courtesy of Philly Front Office: