Source: Sixers sign undrafted Boise State forward James Webb III


The Sixers acted quickly after the NBA draft Thursday to reportedly sign undrafted free agent forward James Webb III, who played at Boise State. It's a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the opportunity to compete for a roster spot, a source confirms.

The signing was first reported by The Vertical's Shams Charania

Webb declared for the draft after his sophomore season, and worked out with the Sixers in late May. 

Webb averaged 15.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the Broncos last season. The 22-year-old had previously played a year in junior college. The 6-foor-9, 202-pound forward ranked No. 72 among prospects by Draft Express. 

The Sixers are looking to fill out their summer league roster with undrafted players after adding three first-round picks on Thursday with No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons, No. 24 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and No. 26 Furkan Korkmaz. 

Summer league rosters consist mostly of first- and second-year players, including both drafted and undrafted players. The Sixers previously announced that 2014 No. 3 overall pick Joel Embiid will not play in summer league despite being cleared for five-on-five workouts

The Sixers begin summer league on July 4 in Utah.

Sixers sign Long
Lousiana-Layfayette big man Shawn Long has also signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Sixers. The 6-foot-9, 245 pound big man played all four years for the Ragin' Cajuns and was the teammate of former Sixers lottery pick Elfrid Payton (Payton was traded shortly after to the Magic for the rights to Dario Saric).

Long, the Sun Belt Player of the Year last season, worked out for the Sixers back in May and impressed. During his college career, Long averaged 17.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. He'll also likely help fill out the team's summer league rosters.

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