By Jimmy Traub

The Sixers will play in the Salt Lake City Summer League (July 8-10) and NBA 2K25 Summer League 2024 in Las Vegas (July 12-22), starting Monday, July 8 against Oklahoma City (7 p.m. ET, ESPN), marking the first of three games over as many days in Salt Lake City. Philadelphia opens action in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 13 vs. Detroit (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

Philadelphia’s summer roster features second-year player Ricky Council IV as well as the franchise’s two 2024 NBA Draft selections – Jared McCain (No. 16) and Adem Bona (No. 41).

Council IV, who signed a standard contract in April after originally signing on as a two-way player on Oct. 25 prior to the season, appeared in 32 games with the 76ers as a rookie. He posted 5.4 points on 48.2-percent shooting in 9.0 minutes per game.

The former Arkansas Razorback scored in double figures eight times, including a career-best 19-point, 10-rebound performance against Washington on Feb. 10. He became the seventh rookie in franchise history – and the first since Dario Šarić in 2017 – to produce at least 19 points and 10 boards off the bench in a single game.

McCain was drafted by Philadelphia after one season at Duke in which he averaged 14.3 points per game, while shooting 41.4-percent on nearly six attempts per game from three-point range.

The California native recorded three games of at least 30 points, the most among all NCAA Division I freshmen last season. Two of his three 30-point games came during Duke’s run to the Elite Eight of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Bona averaged 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.7 blocked shots in 66 collegiate contests (65 starts) across two seasons at UCLA.

He was named the 2023-24 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year his sophomore season, after ranking second in the conference in blocked shots (58) and blocks per game (1.8). He was also selected to the 2023-24 All-Pac-12 First Team during his final collegiate campaign with the Bruins, after being named the 2022-23 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year the previous season.

About admin

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply