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Wilbekin Signs Four-Year Deal With Sixers

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Former Florida Gators' standout Scottie Wilbekin agrees to a four-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Scottie Wilbekin figures to get plenty more instruction from assistant coach Lloyd Pierce over the next few months.
Scottie Wilbekin figures to get plenty more instruction from assistant coach Lloyd Pierce over the next few months.
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After a less-than-stellar showing for the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league entry last season, Scottie Wilbekin had an impressive run out in Vegas this past week, leading the Sixers to sign the point guard to a four-year deal, according to Shams Charania of RealGM.

Wilbekin - who had an NBA opt-out clause in his deal with Cairns Taipans in Australian's National Basketball League - averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals in five games with the Sixers this summer. The 6'2" point guard was named the SEC Player of the Year back in 2014, as he helped lead the Florida Gators to the Final Four.

Given the recent additions of both Wilbekin and Pierre Jackson, the Sixers now have five point guards with at least partially guaranteed contracts for the 2015-16 season (along with Tony Wroten, Isaiah Canaan, T.J. McConnell). Canaan and McConnell appear to be the odd men out, but the team's backcourt situation likely won't sort itself out until training camp.

UPDATE (3:38 p.m.): Wilbekin will receive a partial guarantee in year one of his contract

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Philadelphia 76ers gave Scottie Wilbekin a partial guarantee in the first year of his deal, league sources tells Sheridan Hoops.</p>&mdash; Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeAScotto/status/622489799379808256">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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