Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 9/13/13
Khalif Wyatt (Photo credit: AP) The Philadelphia 76ers made a lot of small moves today signing two guards to their 2013-14 roster. One guard according to reports that they have signed is Darius Morris, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers and is a product of the University of Michigan. Then finally, the last guard they have signed today according to a league source is former Temple Owl Khalif Wyatt. It always seemed like this move was going to happen this summer and it finally has. Wyatt had a very good career at Temple and it has finally paid off but the road was not easy. Wyatt, first of all, went undrafted in this past summer’s NBA Draft and then he got an invite by the Sixers to play for their summer league team. With the Sixers’ summer league team, Wyatt played pretty solid basketball in a lot of people’s mind. In five summer league games with the Sixers, Wyatt scored 13.8 points, dished out 1.2 assists, and grabbed 1.2 rebounds per game. Very solid numbers for the 6-foot-4 guard and he did all of this in 19.2 minutes per game. During the summer league, Wyatt had two great games that showed that he was a high volume shooter. In the Sixers’ second summer league against the Indiana Pacers, Wyatt in a losing effort would score 25 points while shooting 11 of 18 from the field, and 50 percent from the three point line. Then in the Sixers’ last game of summer league action versus the Brooklyn Nets, Wyatt would score 27 points, shooting 6 of 9 from the field and making 12 of 14 free throws. Wyatt’s never give up attitude and willingness to keep on shooting and scoring will make new head coach Brett Brown happy and will definitely garner him some more minutes. Khalif Wyatt actually had the chance to play for the Dallas Mavericks in the Las Vegas Summer League but never got to that point. Obviously, he and the Sixers knew that they had to get him on this roster by any means necessary. As with Darius Morris, Michael Carter-Williams, and Tony Wroten Jr., Khalif Wyatt joins a very crowded young backcourt but that only mean good things because there will be a lot of competition and coaching moments. Can Khalif Wyatt come in and become the Sixers’ starting shooting guard or their sixth man? Yes possibly a starter but that is a tall tree to climb with Evan Turner occupying that spot and doesn’t seem like he is leaving Philadelphia just yet. But I do think Wyatt can become that sixth man, which Lou Williams turned into for the Sixers, when he was here for the beginning part of his career. Wyatt has the scoring ability, the mental toughness, and a point to prove, which sounds like perfect ingredients to be a good sixth man because it means you are the next guy up off the bench if someone goes down. Wyatt will not be the only Temple Owl on the Sixers roster. He will be reunited with Lavoy Allen, so that can help the transition come along nicely and if somehow Wyatt doesn’t get that much playing time in Philadelphia, he can always play for the 87ers in Delaware, the Sixers’ D-League affiliate. If he plays for the 87ers, he will dominate down there and will get more minutes but his former teammate from Temple, Ramone Moore is on the team so there will be instant chemistry starting off. So, the plan is now set for Wyatt, he has now signed with the Sixers and it’s time for him to make the team. It will be hard but if he can play well and leave a great impression on Brett Brown, then the skies the limit for him.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Soccer player terminates contract after being attacked by stray dogs

Todd Bowles confirms Ryan Fitzpatrick is Jets starting QB: ‘It’s his job’

Carmelo Anthony shocked Dwyane Wade left Miami for Chicago

Report: David Lee signs with the Spurs

Craig Sager to miss Olympics while undergoing bone marrow transplant

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jarryd Hayne wouldn’t have retired if NFL had minor league system

Draymond Green: ‘Me and LeBron are friends’

Pierre-Paul won't need to wear club on hand this season

Report: Four cities remain in contention to host 2017 NBA ASG

Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

Another young 49er, Kaleb Ramsey, retires from NFL

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Hue Jackson: Browns will give Josh Gordon a fresh start

Diamondbacks nearing Daniel Hudson trade

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

What would George Costanza have traded to get Bonds and Griffey?

Gabby Douglas can make USA Gymnastics history at Olympics

Week 3 will determine the Big Ten's reputation this season

Cam Talbot thinks the Oilers are close to making the playoffs

The new era of WWE SmackDown has liftoff

Vlade Divac: Cousins ‘most dominant player in the world’

Wild offer to make Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy' new goal song

Canucks don't dismiss acquiring player with past issues

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker