76ers sign former Villanova and Roman Catholic High star guard Maalik Wayns

Posted: July 31, 2012

When the Sixers convene training camp in October, Villanova and Roman Catholic point guard Maalik Wayns will be among the hopefuls vying for a spot on the roster.

While terms of the deal were not announced, Wayns' agent, Andy Miller, confirmed that Wayns had indeed signed the contract Monday morning.

Wayns, a 6-foot-11/2 point guard who left school after his junior season, averaged 17.4 points per game on 41.4 percent shooting. He also averaged 4.6 assists per game.

While the Sixers signed veteran point guard Royal Ivey to back up starting point guard Jrue Holiday, Wayns conceivably could make the team as a third point guard. His main competition is Xavier Silas. Silas suffered a facial injury during play in the Orlando summer league and required surgery.

In another development, Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine, who suffered a broken foot three days before the draft, will probably receive an invitation to training camp with the Charlotte Bobcats, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Jardine, who played in high school at Neumann-Goretti, averaged 8.9 points and 4.9 assists as senior.

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