On Thursday night, the Philadelphia 76ers signed former Temple guard Khalif Wyatt. The Norristown native agreed to a partially-guaranteed two year contract with the Sixers, according to reports.
Wyatt will make an impact on the 2013-2014 squad (via CSNPhilly)
As Big 5 and A-10 Player of Year winner, Wyatt averaged 20.5 his senior year at Temple. He averaged a team best 13.8 points in July during the Orlando Summer League.
Khalif will bring his old-man style of play to the Sixers, who desperately need someone like Wyatt who can knock down any time of shot at any given time. During his time at Temple, he would throw up some shots that would just amaze everyone. His ability to change speeds quickly is what makes him so potent with the ball in his hands.
A volume scorer, Wyatt also is a very underrated passer and has a very good understanding of the game and what to do when the ball is in his hands. He can knock down threes(long ones, too)for a Sixers squad that doesn’t have any real threats from beyond the arc. He also gets the line a ton, and is great at drawing fouls. Again, something the Sixers have lacked for years.
He had the support from new GM Sam Hinkie and long time Sixer Thad Young. Hinkie was impressed with Wyatt’s passing and leadership down in Orlando, and not to long after, Thad voiced his positive opinion on the guard as well.
Khalif figures to compete for the backup point guard spot, but he can also play the two as well.
Khlaif will join fellow Owl Lavoy Allen, who Khalif played along with during his early career at Temple.