The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have signed rookie free agent guard Maalik Wayns.
Wayns (6-2, 200) was an early entry candidate for the 2012 NBA Draft following his junior season at Villanova. He was named second team All-BIG EAST in 2011-12 after averaging team-highs of 17.6 points and 4.6 assists to go along with 3.8 rebounds per game. Wayns ranked seventh in the nation in free throw shooting (89.2%) this past season.
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Philadelphia Daily News:
"I thought I played well in Orlando and there were rumors going around that a team or two were looking to sign me," said Wayns. "But nothing happened. Still, I never lost confidence that things would work out. The Sixers talked to my agent [Andy Miller] and we got a contract. I was thinking the whole time of just going to training camp and trying to make a team, really without any security. This is an added bonus."
Until training camp begins for the Sixers late next month, Wayns will do pretty much what he's done for the past several summers.