Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Maalik Wayns will get a shot to play for his hometown Philadelphia 76ers.
The former Villanova point guard signed with the team Monday, according to multiple reports.
The 6-foot-1 1/2 Wayns came out of Villanova after his junior year and went undrafted. He averaged 17.4 points and 4.6 assists last season.
Philly.com reported that Wayns could make the team as a third-string point guard behind Jrue Holiday and Royal Ivey.
If he makes the team, Wayns would team with former Big East rival Moe Harkless, the No. 15 pick out of St. John’s.
The Website also reported that former Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine will “probably” receive an invitation to the Charlotte Bobcats training camp.
Jardine, also out of Philly, averaged 8.9 points and 4.9 assists as senior with the Orange.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.