Feb 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Temple Owls guard Khalif Wyatt (1) shoots a jump shot over the defense of Duquesne Dukes guard Marvin Binney (3) during the second half at the Liacouras Center. Duquesne defeated Temple 84-83. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Why Signing Khalif Wyatt Was A Great Move By The Sixers

Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

While other teams around the league have had much more of a productive offseason than the Philadelphia 76ers, the Sixers made a great move on Friday as they signed UDFA guard Khalif Wyatt to a multi-year deal.

The Sixers have spent years and years searching for a man to not only replace Lou Williams and Andre Iguodala, but to also help add good depth at the guard position. The former Owl had 3 solid seasons at Temple, and was known for his great ability to score. In his 2010-11 season, Wyatt averaged 10.1 PPG, 1.7 APG, 2.2 RPG, and 1.3 SPG. He shot .468 % from the field and played 20.7 MPG. Then in his 2011-12 season, Khalif’s numbers sky-rocketed as he averaged 17.1 PPG, 3.3 APG, 3.2 RPG, and 2.2 SPG. The 6′ 4″ 215 pound guard shot .479 % from the field and played 33 MPG. Finally, in his 2012-12 season, he averaged 20.5 PPG, 4 AST, 2.9 RPG, and 1.7 SPG. Wyatt shot .417 % from the field and played 33.4 MPG. The Owls could always rely on Wyatt to be a great source of production.

With the 76ers being such a young team, this is the perfect environment for him to play in, as he will be able to learn off of others and improve his game.

Hopefully his great production can carry over into the NBA because if so, Wyatt is going to be an excellent building block to build around for the future.

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