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Sixers sign former Temple center for summer league

The 76ers have signed former Temple standout Micheal Eric to their Orlando Summer League roster.

Sixers sign former Temple center for summer league

Michael Eric.
Michael Eric.

The 76ers have signed former Temple standout Micheal Eric to their Orlando Summer League roster.

The center/power forward averaged 8.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks this past season for the Canton Charge of the NBA Developmental League. The 6-foot-11, 240-pounder’s scoring average increased to 17 points in three playoff games with the Charge.

As a Temple senior in 2011-12, Eric’s season was cut to 19 games due to a knee injury. However, he averaged nine points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds.  The 25-year-old averaged six points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks while playing 101 games for the Owls.

Eric will join former Temple teammate Khalif Wyatt on the Sixers summer league team. Another former teammate Lavoy Allen is a reserve post player for the Sixers.

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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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