The 76ers took steps Saturday toward building up their G-League team’s roster.
One of the moves involved signing the younger brother of Tobias Harris.
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Terry Harris, a 6-foot-6, 217-pounder, notched a one-year, non-guaranteed Exhibit 9 contract with the team before being waived. The Sixers also signed former Temple point guard Shizz Alston Jr. along with Jared Brownridge, Julian Washburn, and Xavier Munford to Exhibit 10 deals before releasing them.
These moves were made to give the Sixers the G League rights to the five players, who will play for the Delaware Blue Coats. Exhibit 10 players will get bonus money as an incentive to remain with the G-League team for at least 60 days. Exhibit 9 players do not receive any bonus money.
The transactions came before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline to reduce NBA rosters to 17 players, who include two two-way players.
The moves come one day after the Sixers released Exhibit 10 players Haywood Highsmith, Christ Koumadje, and Isaiah Miles. All eight players are slated to become members of the Blue Coats.
Terry Harris was a candidate to get selected late in the second round of June’s NBA draft at the Barclays Center. He had solid workouts for the Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, and Utah Jazz.
Tobias Harris signed a five-year, $180 million contract to remain with the Sixers in June.
Terry Harris, who projects as a wing in pro ball, was an undersized power forward last season as a fifth-year senior at North Carolina A&T. He shot 41.1% on three-pointers last season and 39% for his career. He averaged 8.1 points and 20.6 minutes last season, as the Aggies used a 13-man rotation. No player averaged more than 9.1 points.
Alston was a first-team all-American Athletic Conference and all-Big 5 selection last season. He paced the Big 5 and AAC with a 19.7 scoring average. The Philly native also averaged 5.0 assists and 2.8 rebounds, and started every game for the Owls the past three seasons.
Washburn, a 6-8, 210-pound forward, had a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies last season. The former UTEP standout saw action in 18 NBA games last season with three starts. He is the son of former NBA first-round pick Chris Washburn.
Munford, who played collegiately at Rhode Island, split time last season between China and the G-League. The point guard signed with the Fujian SBSXunxing Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association in December. He was then signed by the Wisconsin Herd of the G-League one month later.