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Report: Michael Foster Jr. Agrees to UDFA Contract with 76ers After 2022 NBA Draft

Report: Michael Foster Jr. Agrees to UDFA Contract with 76ers After 2022 NBA Draft

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The Philadelphia 76ers signed undrafted free agent Michael Foster Jr. on Thursday night time following the 2022 NBA draft, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

It was certainly one of a number of strikes the Sixers made after the draft:

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The Sixers have signed Julian Champagnie to a two-way deal, per supply.

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Undrafted free agent guard Aminu Mohammed out of Georgetown has reached an settlement on an exhibit 10 contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources inform @YahooSports.

Whereas Philly did not make a choice on Thursday night time, they did trade the No. 23 general decide and Danny Inexperienced to the Memphis Grizzlies for guard De’Anthony Melton.

The 19-year-old Foster spent the 2021-22 season taking part in for the G League Ignite, averaging 16.3 factors, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per recreation in the course of the staff’s regular-season exhibitions. The Ignite didn’t formally take part within the G League common season.

B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman in contrast the younger energy ahead to Patrick Patterson, noting that he “wasn’t bothered by older G League competitors. He showcased his inside and mid-range scoring with talent and power, although his three-point taking pictures and protection have left scouts wanting extra.

Foster did not do a lot to enhance his draft inventory taking the skilled route, nevertheless. He left excessive school ranked because the No. 22 participant within the nation and wound up being undrafted.

Philadelphia possible views Foster as a barely depreciated asset they will deliver into the fold and proceed to develop over the following couple of years. He has the dimensions and mobility to play both ahead spot, however he’ll want to enhance his jumper considerably to have an effect on the NBA degree.

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