Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 7/29/12

They say homecomings are sweeter than a good cheesesteak...wait maybe that's just a Philadelphia phrase.

Regardless, Maalik Wayns, former star guard at Roman Catholic High School (rival of my alma mater St. Joe's Prep) and standout at Villanova University, is reportedly set to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers and stay in the city he's played in for his entire career thus far. 

After working out with the Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic in the Orlando Summer League, Wayns wasn't drafted like local Philadelphia prospect Scoop Jardine.

If reports are true he will be on the team, whether in the NBA or in the NBA D-League, for at least one season while making apporximately $473,604.

Without the play of Xavier Silas due to injury, and a let down in the summer league from Penn standout, Zach Rosen, the Sixers signed Royal Ivey to mentor Jrue Holiday. 

With majority of the active roster already decided, Wayns will need to beat former Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen if he wants to stay on an NBA roster.

In his junior season at 'Nova, Wayns averaged 17.6 points, 4.6 assists while shooting over 41 percent from the field.

No matter the outcome the young guard's dream of making an NBA roster has finally been realized. Kudos kid you deserve it.


Tyler R. Tynes is the Featured Columnist  for the Philadelphia 76ers with Rant Sports, Beat Writer covering the Philadelphia 76ers for Buzz On Broad and 76ers Analyst for Philly Sports Nut.

Follow me on Twitter @RealTylerTynes for all Sixers and NBA sports updates. And also follow me on Instagram @TheRealTylerTynes.

For any inquiries contact me via email: TylerRickyTynes@gmail.com


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