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Sixers announce Orlando Summer League roster

Nerlens Noel, Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant are the headliners of the 76ers' Orlando Pro Summer League team.

Sixers announce Orlando Summer League roster

Nerlens Noel, Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant are the headliners of the 76ers' Orlando Pro Summer League team.

Noel, a 6-foot-11 rookie center, sat out last season while recovering from a left knee injury. Thompson averaged 6 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Sixers this past season. The 6-8 swingman shot a rookie-best 40.1 percent on three-pointers.  Grant, a 6-8 small forward out of Syracuse, was the 39th overall draft pick in Thursday's NBA Draft.

The summer league begins on Saturday and runs through July 11.

Below are the invitees for the team's mini-camp from Tuesday through Friday, in advance of the Orlando Pro Summer League:

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4 C Nerlens Noel 6-11 228 4/10/94 USA (University of Kentucky/USA, last played for the 76ers)

12 G Casper Ware 5-10 175 1/17/90 USA (Long Beach State University/USA, last played for the 76ers)*

16 G Ronald Roberts, Jr. 6-8 225 8/5/91 USA (St. Joseph's University/USA)

18 G Aaron Craft 6-2 195 2/12/91 USA (Ohio State/USA)

30 G Isaiah Sykes 6-6 220 12/2/91 USA (University of Central Florida/USA)

31 F Hollis Thompson 6-8 206 4/3/91 USA (Georgetown University/USA, last played for the 76ers)

33 G Travis Bader 6-5 190 7/2/91 USA (Oakland University)

39 F Jerami Grant 6-8 210 3/12/94 USA (Syracuse University)

41 G JaKarr Sampson 6-9 214 3/20/93 USA (St. John's University)

42 F Talib Zanna 6-9 230 10/9/90 Nigeria (University of Pittsburgh)

43 F Ed Daniel 6-7 228 6/13/90 USA (Murray State University, last played for Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia in Italy)

44 F Jamelle Hagins 6-9 230 10/19/90 USA (University of Delaware, last played for Rio Grande Valley in the NBA D-League) 

45 F Melvin Ejim 6-6 220 3/4/91 Canada (Iowa State University)

55 G Pierre Jackson 5-10 180 8/29/91 USA (Baylor University) 

* - indicates player is not a rookie; both Ware and Thompson have one previous year of playing in the NBA

Below is the Sixers schedule for the Orlando Pro Summer League. Games will be played at the Amway Center, 400 West Church Street. All times are Eastern:

Saturday, July 5: vs. Orlando, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 6: vs. Oklahoma City, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 8: vs. Houston, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9: vs. Brooklyn, 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11: vs. TBD, time TBD

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

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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