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Sixers Sign Guard Casper Ware To 10-Day Contract

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 15: Casper Ware #22 of the Long Beach State 49ers drives on Kendall Williams #10 of the New Mexico Lobos in the second half in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Rose Garden Arena on March 15, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, OR – MARCH 15: Casper Ware #22 of the Long Beach State 49ers drives on Kendall Williams #10 of the New Mexico Lobos in the second half in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Rose Garden Arena on March 15, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Sixers have signed guard Casper Ware to a 10-day contract, as the 10-day contract of guard Darius Johnson-Odom expired. The team elected not to give Johnson-Odom a second 10-day contract.

Since graduating from Long Beach State in 2012, Ware has played in Italy. He spent the 2012-13 season with A.S. Junior Casale and was named MVP of Legadue Basket. This season, Ware played for Virtus Bologna of Lega Basket Serie A.

In his senior season with Long Beach State, Ware scored  17.4 points per game, and averaged 3.4 assists per game, while taking 7.8 three point shots per game and shooting 35.6% from three. Ware is Long Beach State’s all-time assist leader.

Ware, 24 years old, scored 6.5 points per game in 23 games in Italy this season, and shot 26.4% from three.