Originally posted on www.nba.com/sixers
The Sixers will begin their rebuilding process this season with two 2013 lottery picks as the centerpieces.
Today, the team announced that they’ve got the duo under contract.
From Sixers.com: “The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have signed rookies Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Carter-Williams (6-6, 185) was the 11th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2013 NBA Draft. As a sophomore at Syracuse last season, the 21-year-old averaged 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals en route to earning All-Big East Second Team honors. Back in July, Carter-Williams averaged 14 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals for the Sixers in the Orlando Pro Summer League.
Noel (6-11, 228) was originally the sixth overall pick by New Orleans in the 2013 NBA Draft. The Sixers acquired his rights along with a 2014 first round pick from the Pelicans in exchange for Jrue Holiday and the 42nd pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. As a freshman at Kentucky last season, the 19-year-old averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds and two steals while leading the NCAA with nearly four and a half blocks. Noel was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year and First Team All-SEC.
Carter-Williams and Noel were teammates in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball during high school.”
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