Local College Stars Will Be On Philadelphia 76ers’ Radar

JayVaughn Pinkston

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The Philadelphia 76ers have two City Six players on their roster. Khalif Wyatt just got added to the roster. Wyatt and Lavoy Allen, both from Temple University, have become the most recent local college stars who can proudly say they’re Philadelphians.

Aside from Andrew Wiggins and some of the more high-profile players in next year’s draft, the Sixers will also look at local college players to add to their roster. The Philadelphia area has a rich tradition of college ball, so scouting future draft picks is a little easier.

Maalik Wayns, Tim Thomas and Pepe Sanchez, along with both players mentioned above, are some of the local players given immediate chances by the Sixers. There are many local college players who would certainly crack the Sixers rotation.

Some of the more high-profile players include Tyreek DurenTyrone Garland, Langston Galloway, Damion Lee, Ryan ArcidiaconoJayVaughn Pinkston, Anthony Lee, Miles Cartwright and Fran Dougherty. There’s also T.J. Bray, Anthony Myles and Daniel Stewart as other higher-profile area college stars.

Most of the players mentioned above have NBA potential; however, they will most likely get minimal playing time off the bench with the exception of Pinkston, who is the front runner for Big East Player of the Year.

The Sixers have taken cost-cutting measures this season and look to be preparing for next summer’s draft as a way of maximizing success without breaking the bank. Local universities will surely contribute to this.

Alan Gung is a Philadelphia 76ers writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @AlanGung, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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