Friday, September 28, 2012

Sixers add Gadzuric, Wilkins to camp roster

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – The Philadelphia 76ers will hold training camp at Saint Joseph’s University’s Hagan Arena from Tuesday, Oct. 2 through Saturday Oct. 6. 

In preparation for camp, the team has signed free agents Dan Gadzuric, Devin Searcy, Xavier Silas and Damien Wilkins.  The Sixers training camp roster now stands at 17.

Gadzuric (6-11, 240) has appeared in 527 games with 164 starts, averaging 4.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.85 blocks in 14.8 minutes per game while shooting 50.0% from the floor across 10 NBA seasons.  He started 2011-12 by playing for the Jiangsu Nangang Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association before joining the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.  Eventually, Gadzuric was signed by the New York Knicks in late April and appeared in two games.

Searcy (6-10, 226) was undrafted in 2011 out of Dayton and played in 45 games last season for the Toyama Grouses of the Basketball Japan League, averaging 13.8 points and 10.8 rebounds.  He also appeared in five games with two starts for the Sixers in the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League, averaging 7.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in 21.8 minutes per game.

Silas (6-5, 205) took part in the Sixers training camp last season before joining the Maine Red Claws, which at the time was Philadelphia’s D-League affiliate.  In late April, he signed with the Sixers for the remainder of the season and appeared in two regular season games as well as two playoff games.  Silas was originally an undrafted rookie out of Northern Illinois in 2011.

Wilkins (6-6, 225) has appeared in 502 games with 128 starts, averaging 6.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.4 minutes per game while shooting 42.3% from the floor and 78.9% from the line across eight NBA seasons.  In 2011-12, he saw action in 60 games with two starts for Detroit.

Below is the practice schedule for training camp.  Please note times are subject to change and that for days with two practices, media availability for players will only take place following the first session.  Media members planning to attend must present their 2011-12 season media credential or contact the 76ers Public Relations Department in advance.  All practices are closed to the general public and will take place on the main court at Hagan Arena



Tuesday, October 2:

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Wednesday, October 3:

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Thursday, October 4:

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Friday, October 5:

TBD



Saturday, October 6:

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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