2017 NBA D-League Showcase - Fort Wayne Mad Ants v Windy City Bulls
MISSISSAUGA, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Alex Poythress #22 of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants fights for the rebound during the game against the Windy City Bulls as part of 2017 NBA D-League Showcase at the Hershey Centre on January 19, 2017 in Mississauga, Ontario.
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Sixers Sign Alex Poythress


PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 2, 2017 – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that the team has signed forward Alex Poythress from the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Pursuant to the NBA’s roster hardship exception, the Sixers roster now stands at 16.

Poythress has appeared in 46 games (45 starts) for Ft. Wayne this season, posting averages of 19 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes per game. He is shooting 57% from the field and 40% from beyond the three-point line. Poythress, a 2017 NBA D-League All Star selection, ranks in the Top 15 in the D-League in points, field goals made and attempted, offensive rebounds and blocks per game.

Poythress appeared in 112 career games at the University of Kentucky, finishing his four-year career averaging nine points, five rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes per game, while shooting 55% from the field. He helped lead the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament National Finals in 2014.


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