Khalif Wyatt did not make the 76ers roster as he was waived by the team today. He was signed to a partially-guaranteed multi-year contract in September. Wyatt played on the 76ers summer league team in Orlando averaging a team-best 13.8 points per game.
The Norristown-native went undrafted in June's NBA Draft but the Temple product was soon snatched up by the Sixers to play on their summer league squad. The 6'4" guard is the reigning Atlantic 10 and Big 5 Player of the Year as he averaged 20.5 points and 4.0 assists his senior season on Broad Street. Temple coach Fran Dunphy appeared to have rubbed off on Wyatt; the 76ers were reportedly very impressed with his leadership and passing ability.
I don't know if Wyatt has what it takes to play in the NBA but I do know that this kid can play ball. One of the best single-handed performances I ever saw was Wyatt's 34 point masterpiece against Saint Joseph's last February to keep Temple in the game (St. Joe's ended up winning but they would've won by a lot more if Wyatt wasn't putting the team on his back). You have to root for a local kid like this to make it.
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