Sixers Select Isaiah Joe with 49th Overall Pick
After trading away their first two second-round picks, the Sixers have made a selection with their third pick. With the 49th overall pick the team has selected sharpshooting guard Isaiah Joe out of Arkansas.
Adding shooting has been the main theme of the night for the Sixers, and they continue it with this pick. In his two year college career Joe shot 37.8% from deep on an incredible 9.1 attempts a game.
Joe is coming off a sophomore season where he averaged 16.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 1.7 APG, and 1.4 SPG. Despite being such a late pick in this draft, Joe could provide real value for the Sixers.
Along with what he can bring to the offensive with his shooting ability, he can also hold his own on the other side of the ball. Joe is six foot five, 180 lbs, and has a six foot ten wingspan. He may need to put on some added muscle, but he has the length to defend either guard spot.
In today's game you can never have enough shooting, making this selection a no-brainer for the Sixers. The days of the Sixers' poor floor spacing seem to be coming to an end.
Joe will be a choice for one of the two two-way contracts the team can hand out. The staff in Delaware has done a great job developing players, they should do the same for a player like Joe.
Having him on a two-way deal will help him grow his game where he can have more looks on offense. It will also allow the Sixers to call him at up at times and see what he can do at the NBA level.
All in all this was a good selection by the Sixers. They continue to put on a great performance on draft night.
Kevin McCormick is the 76ers insider for 97.3 ESPN and 76ers editor for Sportstalkphilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @KevinMcC973.
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