WAYNS SIGNS WITH LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS



NEW YORK, March 9, 2013 – The Los Angeles Clippers today signed Rio Grande Valley guard Maalik Wayns for the 23rd GATORADE Call-Up of the 2012-13 NBA Development League season. Wayns joins 120 players with NBA D-League experience currently on NBA rosters.

Wayns (6-2, 185, Villanova) has played in nine games for the Vipers this season, averaging 12.4 points, 3.0 assists and 22.0 minutes. He has scored in double figures in seven outings, including two 20-plus point games.

Undrafted out of Villanova in 2012, Wayns is a 21-game NBA veteran, having signed with the Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent in July 2012, and again to a 10-day contract in January 2013. He returns to the NBA with career averages of 2.7 points, 1.0 assists and 7.9 minutes.

Wayns is expected to join the Clippers today and be available tomorrow when the team hosts the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles.

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Twenty percent of players in the NBA at the start of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.