If you were wondering where Tony Wroten was this summer — he was notably absent from the 76ers Summer League teams — he was in his stomping grounds of Seattle, turning the Pro-Am scene up to the max. Wroten’s erratic, yet lightning quick approach to the game is perfect for the street ball game.
Seriously, just watch 30 seconds of this mixtape from his street ball takeover this summer and you’ll see why this man was made for this scene. He showed flashes of this type of play in the NBA, but it’s very hard to pull off some of these passes when there are NBA players on the court. A lot of these guys that are trying — emphasis on the word trying — to guard Wroten look like they shouldn’t be on a D2 college court.
It was a shame that Wroten didn’t play for the 76ers in Summer League, but the 6’5″ guard from Washington should have an extra jolt of confidence when the season opens up. The Sixers will need Wroten to improve on his impressive sophomore campaign last season, one which included Wroten being the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his first NBA start. Let’s get ‘em, Young Wroten.