What many considered a formality turned out to be a real tryout. The 76ers had Temple product Lavoy Allen in for two predraft workouts, and the 6-9, all-time leading rebounder for the Owls apparently impressed enough to warrant the team to select him with the 50th overall pick.
"I think I definitely proved that I could play at a high level and have a high motor," said Allen, a Pennsbury High grad. "I was a little surprised when they took me. I know there's no guarantees in the NBA draft, especially in the second round. I wasn't sure, but I'm happy to be selected."