Saturday, August 1, 2015

Philly Born, Sixer Scorin'

Philly-born Sixers.

Philly Born, Sixer Scorin'

Maalik Wayns said. (John Raoux/AP)
Maalik Wayns said. (John Raoux/AP)

The moment he stepped onto the Wells Fargo Center court last Wednesday, Maalik Wayns became the 18th person born in the city of Philadelphia to play for the Philadelphia 76ers.

He will also become the 91st Philly born NBA player.

Here, in order of total points scored for the club, are the 18 Philly-born players to appear in a game for the 76ers (*Jones also played 16 games in 1975-76):

 Player  Birthdate  Seasons  Yrs.    GP  Pts.
 Fred Carter  Feb. 14, 1945  1971-72 to '76-77    6  409    7673  
 Wilt Chamberlain    Aug. 21, 1936    1964-65 to '67-68    4  277  7651
 Wali Jones  Feb. 14, 1942  1965-66 to '70-71*      7  454  5229
 Aaron McKie  Oct. 2, 1972  1997-98 to '04-05    8  536  4143
 Jim Washington  July 1, 1943  1969-70 to '71-72    3  174  2246
 Joe Bryant  Oct. 19, 1954  1975-76 to '78-79    4  287  1849
 John Salmons  Dec. 12, 1979  2002-03 to '05-06    4  281  1430
 Matt Guokas  Feb. 25, 1944  1966-67 to '70-71    5  304  1427
 Marc Jackson  Jan. 16, 1975  2003-04 to '04-05    2  103  1175
 Bill Melchionni  Oct. 19, 1944  1966-67 to '67-68    2  144    640
 Mike Bantom  Dec. 3, 1951  1981-82    1    43    380
 Doug Overton  Aug. 3, 1969  1996-97 to '98-99    3    94    289
 Ollie Johnson  May 11, 1949  1980-81 to '81-82    2    66    263
 Larry Cannon  April 12, 1947  1973-74    1    19    117
 Jerry Baskerville  Nov. 10, 1951  1975-76    1    21      26
 Steven Smith  April 12, 1983  2006-07    1      8        5
 Lewis Lloyd  Feb. 22, 1959  1989-90    1      2        2
 Maalik Wayns  May 2, 1991  2012-13    1      2
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