Florida Gators PG Scottie Wilbekin to sign NBA contract with Philadelphia 76ers

By Adam Silverstein
July 18, 2015

Former Florida Gators point guard Scottie Wilbekin, who went undrafted in 2014 and spent the season shining overseas in Australia with the Cairns Taipans, has agreed to terms of an NBA contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, two sources confirmed to OnlyGators.com Saturday afternoon.

Wilbekin, who re-signed with the Taipans of Australia’s National Basketball League after being named the team’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year last season, had an opt-out clause in his new contract should he receive some form of guaranteed money from an NBA or Euroleague franchise.

After beginning the 2015 NBA Summer League in Orlando, Florida, with the Orlando Magic, Wilbekin was added to the 76ers roster for games in Las Vegas. All he did was dominate on both ends of the court for Philadelphia, leading the team to make the no-brainer decision of signing him to a deal.

Wilbekin, the 2014 SEC Player of the Year with the Gators, has averaged 12.4 points per game over five contests in Las Vegas while hitting 15-of-34 three-pointers (44.1 percent). During his season in Australia as a starter, he posted 15.2 points and 4.3 assists per game, leading Cairns to the NBL title series, which it eventually lost. He continued his season in Greece with A.E.K. Athens B.C. but played a reserve role and did not see much court time.

RealGM‘s Shams Charania, who first reported Wilbekin’s deal moments earlier, notes that it will be four years when signed and announced. Sources would not confirm additional details of Wilbekin’s NBA contract to OnlyGators.com as his signing is not yet official.

One Comment

  1. scroud says:

    Great news!
    Good luck, Scottie

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