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Nineteen is the magic number

The 76ers officially announced their Training Camp roster. The final tally? Nineteen players will be at Penn St. from Sept. 30-Oct. 5 ... and possibly beyond. The two surprises here are Andre Emmett and Justin Reed. The full roster, including all 19 players, is listed below. Also, I posted at length earlier this afternoon about today's luncheon with coach Maurice Cheeks. (Can't let that work go overlooked!)

Nineteen is the magic number

The 76ers officially announced their Training Camp roster. The final tally? Nineteen players will be at Penn St. from Sept. 30-Oct. 5 ... and possibly beyond. The two surprises here are Andre Emmett and Justin Reed. The full roster, including all 19 players, is listed below. Also, I posted at length earlier this afternoon about today's luncheon with coach Maurice Cheeks. (Can't let that work go overlooked!)

Here is the official release from the Sixers, written not by me, but by the Sixers. Roster below.

Philadelphia, Pa. – September 25, 2008 – Philadelphia 76ers President and General Manager Ed Stefanski announced today that the team has signed five free agents, rounding out the roster for training camp, which runs from Sept. 30 through Oct. 5 at Penn State University. With today’s additions of Andre Emmett, Justin Reed, Jared Reiner, Maureece Rice and Antywane Robinson, the Sixers roster now stands at 19.
 
Emmett (6-4, 216) was originally selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by Seattle (now Oklahoma City). He appeared in eight games for the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2004-05 season. Most recently, Emmett averaged a league-high 23.9 points per game for Belgacom Liege Basket of the Belgian League. Emmett played four seasons for Texas Tech, with the final three coming under the tutelage of Bobby Knight. He finished his career as the Red Raiders all-time leader in scoring with 2,256 points.
 
Reed (6-8, 238) was selected by Boston with the 40th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. In three seasons with the Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves, Reed has appeared in 136 games with nine starts, averaging 3.5 points (40.4% FGs, 75.2% FTs) and 1.4 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per game. Last season, Reed appeared in three preseason games for the Houston Rockets before joining the Austin Toros of the D-League. In a combined 30 games for the Toros and Bakersfield Jam, he averaged 17.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Reed spent his collegiate career at the University of Mississippi, becoming the first player in school history to earn All-SEC honors in all four seasons.
 
Reiner (6-11, 245) attended the University of Iowa and was not selected in the 2004 NBA Draft but signed as a rookie free-agent with the Chicago Bulls for the 2004-05 season. In two seasons with the Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks, Reiner has played a total of 46 games with four starts, averaging 1.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8.2 minutes per game. This past summer, Reiner participated in the Sixers entry in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 1.4 points and 2.2 rebounds. Last season, Reiner played abroad in both Spain and Germany.
 
Rice (6-1, 224) is best known for his career at Strawberry Hill High School, during which he tallied 2,681 points, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain’s Philadelphia school record of 2,206 points. Rice went on to attend The George Washington University, where he was named Atlantic-10 Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore and A-10 All-Conference Third Team as a junior. He was not selected in the NBA Draft this past June.
 
Robinson (6-8, 220) played all four seasons at Temple University, earning Atlantic-10 All-Conference Second Team honors his senior season. For his career, Robinson had 85 steals to 54 turnovers in 116 games played. He has yet to appear in an NBA game after going undrafted in 2006, but played preseason games for the Atlanta Hawks in 2007. After being waived by the Hawks, Robinson joined the Sioux Falls Sky Force of the D-League before playing overseas for Elan Bearnais Pau-Orthez of the French League.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 2008 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
 
No.     Name                          Pos. Ht.     Wt.    DOB           From
1          Samuel Dalembert      C         6-11     250      5/10/81       Seton Hall                                                               
4          Kareem Rush              G-F      6-6       215      10/30/80     Missouri                                 
5          Maureece Rice            G         6-1       224      3/14/84       George Washington             
7          Andre Miller               G         6-2       200      3/19/76       Utah                                        
8          Donyell Marshall       F          6-9       245      5/18/73       Connecticut                           
9          Andre Iguodala          G-F      6-6       207      1/28/84       Arizona                                   
11        Antywane Robinson F          6-8       220      7/12/84       Temple                                    
12        Royal Ivey                   G         6-4       215      12/20/81     Texas                                       
14        Jason Smith                 F-C      7-0       240      3/2/86         Colorado State                       
16        Marreese Speights     F-C      6-10     245      8/4/87         Florida                                     
20        Andre Emmett             G         6-4       216      8/27/82       Texas Tech                             
21        Thaddeus Young       F          6-8       220      6/21/88       Georgia Tech                         
23        Louis Williams            G         6-1       175      10/27/86     South Gwinnett HS (GA)
30        Reggie Evans              F          6-8       245      5/18/80       Iowa                                        
33        Willie Green                G         6-3       201      7/28/81       Detroit Mercy                        
40        Jared Reiner                C         6-11     245      4/8/82         Iowa                                        
41        Justin Reed                 F          6-8       238      1/16/82       Mississippi                            
42        Elton Brand                 F          6-9       254      3/11/79       Duke                                        
50       Theo Ratliff                 C         6-10    235     4/17/73      Wyoming
 
-- Kate
About this blog

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.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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