On Friday morning, the Delaware 87ers acquired the returning player rights to guard Khalif Wyatt from the Grand Rapids Drive in exchange for point guard Malcolm Lee. However, a source told Liberty Ballers that Wyatt is unlikely to join the Sevens this season.
Wyatt is currently playing with Hapoel Eliat in Israel, and is shining despite Eliat's sub-par season. He currently leads the team with 16.7 points per game and 4.9 assists per game, and is shooting 50.5% from the field. Eliat still has five games left in their regular season that runs through March, but Wyatt is currently expecting to remain in Israel until June, the source went on to say. The 2014-15 D-League season ends some time in April.
The 23-year-old Wyatt was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and spent four years at Temple University. He averaged over 20 points per game in his senior season, and led the team to the 2013. Temple made it to the third round that year but fell to Indiana, despite a 31-point performance from Wyatt.
He went undrafted in 2013, but joined the Sixers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. Wyatt played well enough to earn himself a contract, but was cut just before the 2013-14 regular season began. Following his short stint with the Sixers, Wyatt latched on in China with the Guangdong Southern Tigers, but left the team in January 2014 before joining the D-League.