May 16, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; C.J. McCollum is interviewed during the NBA Draft combine at Harrison Street Athletics Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. McCollum Interested in 76ers

Although the 76ers decided not to interview C.J. McCollum at this week’s NBA draft combine, the potential lottery pick remains interested in the franchise.

The Sixers can go countless ways in this year’s draft. While most think they will take a post player with their first-round pick, Evan Turner remains inconsistent, Jason Richardson is coming off injury, Nick Young and Dorell Wright are free agents, and Jrue Holiday still lacks a solid back-up.

“I was [attending college] pretty close to Philadelphia, out in Bethlehem. So I will be interested to see if they are taking a guard or a post player in this draft.”

McCollum is a lethal perimeter scorer and could drastically help the Sixers’ struggling offense. During Doug Collins run as head coach, the offense struggled mightily on a consistent basis. Relying on long two-point jump shots, also known as the least efficient shot in basketball, the Sixers rarely got any type of continuity offensively.

The combo-guard refers to himself as a “fan” of the 76ers, and will be interested to see what route they decide to go come June.

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