Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sixers tweak training camp roster

The Sixers signed free agent big man Cory Underwood to replace Justin Reed on the training camp roster.

Last season, Underwood (6-10, 240) played for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League. He was coached by Jeff Ruland, who was named an assistant coach for the Sixers back in August. In 36 games with 13 starts for the T-Birds, Underwood averaged 6.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game while shooting 42.0% from the floor and 66.1% from the line.

Since finishing his collegiate career at Southern University of New Orleans in 2003, Underwood has played in numerous leagues, including the ABA (American Basketball Association), the USBL (United States Basketball League), WBA (World Basketball Association), CBA (Continental Basketball Association) as well as leagues in both Brazil and Poland.

The native of Queens is also a frequent participant in the Entertainers Basketball Classic at RuckerPark in New York City and is known as “The Undertaker.”

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