Sixers add Shabazz to summer team

Sixers sign Shabazz to summer team

Former Appalachian State guard Ronshad Shabazz will play for the Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league team.

BOONE — Former Appalachian State guard Ronshad Shabazz will play for the Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league team June 29.

The 76ers’ Summer League team will play four games starting Friday in Las Vegas. The NBA Summer League Tournament will follow from July 12-15.

The games will be broadcast on ESPN platforms or on NBA TV.

Shabazz finished his career at Appalachian State with 2,067 points, which is second all-time. He averaged 18.3 in the 2018-19 season, which led the team, and also handed out 75 assists. Shabazz scored a career-high 47 points on Feb. 28 at Louisiana-Monroe by making a career-high 17 baskets and a program-record tying 10 3-pointers.

Shabazz holds App State records with 712 field goals and is third in 3-point baskets made with 269. He is also tied for third place all-time in games played with 126.

Shabazz also finished his career with 586 points his senior season. He is the only Mountaineer to score more than 500 points in three separate seasons.

Shabazz was named second-team All-Sun Belt Conference last season. Shabazz has been named to the all-Sun Belt team three times during his collegiate career. He declared for the NBA draft in April before the 2018-19 season, but did not hire an agent and chose to stay at Appalachian State for his senior season.

The Sixers’ summer league start play at 3:30 p.m. on July 5 against Milwaukee on ESPN2. The Sixers play at 5:30 p.m. on July 6 against Boston on ESPN and play against Oklahoma City at 3 p.m. on July 8. Philadelphia plays Detroit at 3 p.m. on July 10 on NBA TV.

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