After not hearing his name called in the NBA draft, James Webb the Third could still have a shot at playing pro. The Philadelphia 76ers signed Webb to a two-year, partially-guaranteed deal with a chance at making the roster.
Before Boise State, Webb played a year at the Junior College Level. This past season Webb had almost 16 points per game with 9 rebounds and just over one steal a game. He declared his entrance for the draft after his sophomore season and did a Summer workout with the 76ers in May.
Six On Your Side caught up with the 76ers beat writer, Keith Pompey and he said that Philly would be a good fit for the small forward, saying:
“Everything is all about analytics nowadays you know. They want these guys, these big-who can shoot corner threes. Guys who dominate the pick and roll. He’s athletic. He’s a prototypical reserve. Big to come off the bench and just give you energy minutes. He’s kinda like the way the NBA is going…” Said Pompey
Webb could get his first shot this summer with the ‘Sixers summer league team.The summer league roster consists mostly of first and second-year players, including both drafted and undrafted players.The summer league kicks off on Independence Day in Utah.