City 6 players work out for Sixers

Posted: May 29, 2014

FORMER City 6 guards Chris Fouch, of Drexel, and James Bell, of Villanova, worked out with the 76ers yesterday.

The club has seven picks in the upcoming draft, scheduled for June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Also working out was North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo.

The Sixers hold the third and 10th overall picks, which were decided in last week's draft lottery, and also have five second-round selections - Nos. 32, 39, 47, 52 and 54.

Fouch averaged 18.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2 assists per game and scored 25 points or more seven times as a senior.

The 6-2, 185-pound guard was granted a sixth year of eligibility after suffering a second season-ending injury. Fouch finished his career with 1,744 points, the fifth highest in Drexel history. Fouch was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association second team.

"He shot the ball well and that's the most important thing, and our hope that with them having two summer-league teams that there will be a great opportunity for Chris," said his agent, Gilad Berkowitz. "The team definitely needs someone to be a perimeter scorer and fill the rotation. Chris is a dynamic scorer and we're hoping that his strengths showed today."

In his senior year, Bell averaged 14.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists. The 6-6, 225-pounder was a deep threat for the Wildcats and earned All-Big East first-team honors.

The athletic guard also was named the Big 5 Player of the Year and Most Improved Player. Both Bell and Fouch are considered players who will go undrafted.

McAdoo averaged 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds as a junior with the Tar Heels. The former McDonald's All-American MVP was a two-time All-ACC second-team honoree. His draft range is considered late in the second round.

Roberts to work out

Former Saint Joseph's forward Ronald Roberts Jr. will work out for the Toronto Raptors tomorrow, the Sixers on Friday and the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.

Roberts has received praise for his elite athleticism and NBA frame. According to his agent, Ben Pensack, Roberts had eight scheduled workouts with NBA teams and was "expecting four to five more."

"His stock has risen since his workouts in [Los Angeles]," Pensack said.

"A lot of teams believe he is a little bit raw. But based on the feedback we are getting, he has a shot as a second-round pick or an undrafted player."

The 6-8, 225-pounder from Bayonne, N.J., averaged 14.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists this season. He had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the Hawks' win over VCU in the NCAA Tournament.

He was named to the All-Atlantic 10 Conference third team and was placed on the Big 5 second team. He is drawing comparisons to former Duke star and current Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee.


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