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Sixers Add Arsalan Kazemi To OPSL Roster

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Arsalan Kazemi during last year's Orlando Pro Summer League. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Arsalan Kazemi during last year’s Orlando Pro Summer League. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Sixers have announced the addition of 2013 draft pick, Arsalan Kazemi, to the team’s roster for the Orlando Pro Summer League. Kazemi was drafted by the Sixers out of Oregon in the second round of last year’s draft.

The 6’7″ forward opted to play in his native Iran last year as opposed to coming straight to the NBA. Kazemi played in five games for the Sixers in last year’s Orlando Pro Summer League before going to play for Petrochimi in the Iranian Super League.

Kazemi averaged 13.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game for Petrochimi and will represent his country in the FIBA Asia Cup set to take place July 11th through July 19th. Kazemi will spend the week with the Sixers before joining the Iranian National Team.

“The Sixers are my team,” Kazemi told Sixers.com. “[I want to show them] that I want to join this team during the year and show them what I’ve added to my game.”

If Kazemi gets his wish, he will join the Sixers this upcoming season and fans will get another young prospect to see on the Sixers transitioning roster.

The Sixers’ next summer league game is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against the Houston Rockets. The team is currently 1-1 in summer league action.


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