Source: Sixers, Khalif Wyatt agree to deal

Source: Sixers, Khalif Wyatt agree to deal
September 12, 2013, 10:15 pm
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In five summer-league games with the Sixers, Khalif Wyatt averaged 13.8 points per game and 3.2 assists in 19.2 minutes. (AP)

Khalif Wyatt is a Sixer.

The Norristown native and former Temple Owl has agreed to terms with the team, a league source confirmed Thursday night.

The story was first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey.

Following a standout senior season at Temple, Wyatt went undrafted but received an invitation to play for the Sixers' summer-league squad in Orlando and had previously participated in pre-draft workouts with the franchise.

At the time, Wyatt, was expected to play for the Dallas Mavericks in Las Vegas as well, but he never made it, staying instead with the Sixers.

In five summer-league games, the 6-foot-4 combo guard averaged 13.8 points per game and 3.2 assists in 19.2 minutes. He scored 25 points or more in two of the five games, while shooting 45.8 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from three.

Prior to the start of his pro career, Wyatt finished his senior season as the A-10 and Big 5 Player of the Year, averaging 20.5 points per game. He scored 30 or more points seven times, including in both of Temple's NCAA tournament games against No. 8 North Carolina State and No. 1 Indiana.

In one of his more notable performances, Wyatt scored a then-career-high 33 points at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 22, leading Temple to an upset of No. 3 Syracuse and the Sixers' first-round draft pick, and Wyatt's new teammate, Michael Carter-Williams.

Wyatt's deal also reunites him with an old teammate, Sixers forward Lavoy Allen, whom Wyatt played with for two seasons at Temple.

Wyatt now joins a backcourt consisting of Carter-Williams, Tony Wroten, James Anderson, Jason Richardson and the recently acquired Darius Morris. Richardson, however, is expected miss a substantial amount of time and possibly even the entire 2013-14 season with a knee injury.

In Richardson's absence, Wyatt gives the Sixers an outside shooting presence they did not otherwise have on the roster.

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