Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sixers round out Orlando Summer League roster

Philadelphia 76ers President and General Manager Ed Stefanski today announced the team’s roster for the Orlando Pro Summer League (OPSL), held from July 5-9 at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Fla.

Headlining the roster are the Sixers first round picks from the past three years: Marreese Speights (2008), Jrue Holiday (2009) and Evan Turner, the second overall pick from last Thursday’s draft.  Jodie Meeks, who joined the Sixers via trade back in February, will also play in the OPSL.

As a junior at Ohio State this past season, Turner averaged 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists en route to sweeping national player of the year honors.  He became the first Division I player to average at least 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in a single season since Oscar Robertson did so in 1958-59 and 1959-60.

Despite being the youngest player in the NBA last season, Holiday started the final 41 games for the Sixers.  Over the last 16 games of the season, he averaged 12.0 points, 6.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.94 steals.

Speights was averaging 13.0 points on 60.5% shooting prior to suffering a sprained MCL in a game at Chicago back in mid-November.  He scored 20-plus points in three of the final six games and seven times overall last season after doing so once as a rookie in 2008-09.

For the month of April, Meeks averaged 13.5 points on 56.5% shooting from the floor and 50.0% shooting from 3-point range in just 23.0 minutes per game.  He averaged a team-high 19.0 ppg for Milwaukee at the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Sixers 2010 Orlando Pro Summer League Roster

No.
Player
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
From
Yrs. Pro
D-League Exp.
7
Ryan Brooks
G
6-4
200
Temple
R

50
Ndudi Ebi
F
6-9
200
Westbury Christian HS (TX)
2
05-06, 06-07
4
Mike Green
G
6-1
175
Butler
R

45
DeVon Hardin
C
6-11
250
California
R
09-10
11
Jrue Holiday
G
6-4
180
UCLA
1

35
Jason Love
F-C
6-9
265
Xavier
R

20
Jodie Meeks
G
6-4
208
Kentucky
1

30
Obi Muonelo
G-F
6-5
220
Oklahoma State
R

44
Trent Plaisted
F-C
6-11
245
Brigham Young
R

17
Cedric Simmons
F
6-9
235
North Carolina State
3
07-08, 09-10
16
Marreese Speights
F-C
6-10
245
Florida
2

12
Evan Turner
G
6-7
214
Ohio State
R


The Sixers will depart for Orlando on Thursday, July 1st and will conduct a three-day mini-camp leading up to their first game on Monday, July 5.  Below is the camp schedule:

The Orlando Pro Summer League is comprised of eight teams (Boston, Charlotte, Indiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia and Utah) who will play five games apiece.  Below is the Sixers schedule for the OPSL:

Sixers 2010 OPSL Schedule (RDV Sportsplex: 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando)
Mon, July 5       7 p.m.         New Jersey
Tue, July 6        5 p.m.         Boston
Wed, July 7       3 p.m.         Oklahoma City
Thu, July 8        7 p.m.         Charlotte
Fri, July 9          10 a.m.       Utah
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