Sixers add two to training camp roster

Posted: September 14, 2010

The 76ers have extended invitations to two players for their training camp roster: Trent Plaisted, a big man from Brigham Young, and James Florence, a guard from Mercer.

Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed that the 6-11 Plaisted, who was with the Sixers' entry in the Orlando summer league, is coming.

A source familiar with the Sixers' situation said that Florence, Mercer's all-time leading scorer, will be on board when camp opens Sept. 28 at Saint Joseph's University.

Both players are essentially camp bodies, because the Sixers already have 14 players under contract, but Bartelstein said, "Trent is going to try and earn a spot. He'll have to play well, but that's his hope."

Plaisted averaged 15.6 points and 7.7 rebounds as a BYU junior in 2007-08 and was a second-round pick of Seattle (now Oklahoma City) in '08. His rights were traded to Detroit and he has since played briefly in Italy, and then in Croatia.

The 6-1 Florence put up 2,287 points in four seasons at Mercer, moving ahead of Sam Mitchell, the former Toronto coach and current New Jersey assistant. He averaged 17.7 points as a senior, 19.2 for his career.

- Phil Jasner

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|