They say homecomings are sweeter than a good cheesesteak...wait maybe that's just a Philadelphia phrase.
Regardless, Maalik Wayns, former star guard at Roman Catholic High School (rival of my alma mater St. Joe's Prep) and standout at Villanova University, is set to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers and stay in the city he's played in for his entire career thus far.
After working out with the Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic in the Orlando Summer League, Wayns wasn't drafted just as scouts believed of him and his Philadelphia counterpart, prospect Scoop Jardine.
Without the play of Xavier Silas due to injury, and a let down in the summer league from Penn standout, Zach Rosen, the Sixers signed Royal Ivey to provide a defensive lift off the bench and mentor the young Jrue Holiday.
With majority of the active roster already decided, Wayns will need to beat former Kansas State standout Jacob Pullen if he wants to stay on an NBA roster.
In his junior season at Villanova University, Wayns averaged 17.6 points, 4.6 assists amd 3.8 rebounds per game and nearly 90 percent from the line while shooting over 41 percent from the field.
No matter the outcome the young guard's dream of making an NBA roster has finally been realized. Kudos kid you deserve it.
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