Sixers Sign Rookie Villanova Guard Maalik Wayns
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PHILADELPHIA (via Press Release) – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have signed rookie free agent guard Maalik Wayns. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wayns (6-2, 200) was an early entry candidate for the 2012 NBA Draft following his junior season at Villanova. He was named second team All-BIG EAST in 2011-12 after averaging team-highs of 17.6 points and 4.6 assists to go along with 3.8 rebounds per game. Wayns ranked seventh in the nation in free throw shooting (89.2%) this past season.
As a member of the Orlando Magic in the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League, Wayns appeared in three games, averaging 11.7 points, 5.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.33 steals in 26.7 minutes per game. He was ranked second in the league in both assists and steals per game.
A native of Philadelphia, Wayns attended Roman Catholic High School and was a Parade and McDonald’s All-American.