On the Beat | Fultz, Luwawu-Cabarrot, Bolden Among Mini-Camp Invitees

CAMDEN – One week after officially finding out where he’d be beginning his professional career, No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz is getting his first chance to put on a uniform, of sorts, for his new team.

Thursday, the 76ers opened a three-day mini-camp in preparation for both the Utah Jazz and Samsung NBA Summer Leagues, with Fultz serving as the headliner.

Practice sessions are being held at the Sixers’ training complex, and run through Saturday, the day before the club departs for Salt Lake City, site of Monday’s summer league opener.

In addition to Fultz, the fourth No. 1 selection in franchise history, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot highlights the Sixers’ summer league mini-camp invite list. The Frenchman was a first-round pick a year ago, and wrapped up his rookie season as a member of the club’s starting five.

One of Fultz’s fellow 2017 draftees, Jonah Bolden, taken 36th overall last Thursday, has also reported to Camden for this week’s camp, along with Alex Poythress, who finished the previous campaign with the Sixers.

Larry Drew II is the only other player in the 14-man mini-camp who boasts past playing experience with the Sixers (he had a 12-game run with the organization in 2014-2015); however, almost every other attendee can claim some type of connection to the organization.

Aaron Harrison and Charles Jackson have on their resumes stints with the Delaware 87ers, the Sixers’ NBA G League affiliate, with Harrison assuming a key role for the team last season. Jackson, meanwhile, played in a half dozen Seven contests in 2015-2016.

James Blackmon, Isaiah Briscoe, Villanova’s Darryl Reynolds, and Melo Trimble account for a contingent of undrafted players in 2017 who will be aiming to make the Sixers’ summer league squad. All four prospects auditioned for the Sixers during pre-draft workouts in May and June.

Philadelphia native Brandon Austin, Saint Joseph’s product Isaiah Miles, and Kaleb Tarczewski round out this year’s summer league minicamp participants. Austin and Miles were scouted by the Sixers in previous years during pre-draft workouts.

Below, check out some brief profiles on this year’s mini-camp invitees, and summaries of their statistics from last season. Worth noting is that none of these players are guaranteed spots on the Sixers’ official summer league roster, which will be announced at a later date.

Sixers 2017 Summer League Mini-Camp Invitees

Brandon Austin

6’6” 185 G (Providence)

Undrafted ‘15

James Blackmon

6’4” 190 G (Indiana)

Undrafted ‘17

Indiana: 30 G | 30.5 MPG | 17.0 PPG | 47.7 FG% | 42.3 3FG% | 68 3FG | 60.2 FT% | 7.0 RPG | 1.6 APG | 1.3 SPG

Jonah Bolden

6’10” 227 SF (FMP Beograd)

Drafted No. 36 ‘17 (PHI)

FMP Beograd: 40 G | 27.2 MPG | 12.6 PPG | 48.1 FG% | 40.5 3FG% | 91 3FG | 83.7 FT% | 4.8 RPG | 1.9 APG

Isaiah Briscoe

6’3” 200 G (Kentucky)

Undrafted ‘17

Kentucky: 36 G | 30.4 MPG | 12.1 PPG | 47.0 FG% | 28.8 3FG% | 63.5 FT% | 5.4 RPG | 4.2 APG

Larry Drew II

6’2” 180 F (UCLA)

Undrafted ‘16

Sioux Falls: 10 G | 23.7 MPG | 8.1 PPG | 47.7 FG% | 40.0 3FG% | 71.4 FT% | 2.7 RPG | 5.9 APG

Neptunas: 41 G | 25.7 M | 8.2 PPG | 35.6 FG% | 33.3 3FG% | 55 3FGM | 63.9 FT% | 2.6 RPG | 5.6 APG

Markelle Fultz

6’4” 195 G (Washington)

Drafted No. 1 ‘17 (PHI)

Washington: 25 G | 35.7 MPG | 23.2 PPG | 47.6 FG% | 41.3 3FG% | 52 3FGM | 64.9 FT% | 5.7 RPG | 5.9 APG | 1.6 SPG | 1.2 BPG

Aaron Harrison

6’8” 210 G/F (Kentucky)

Undrafted ‘15

Sevens: 39 G | 32.3 MPG | 17.5 PPG | 43.7 FG% | 40.3 3FG% | 73 3FGM | 82.6 FT% | 4.6 RPG | 2.6 APG | 1.3 SPG

Charles Jackson

6’10” 225 C (Tennessee Tech)

Undrafted ‘15

Sakarya Isik Koleji: 37 G | 19.1 MPG | 11.7 PPG | 64.9 FG% | 49.3 FT% | 6.8 RPG | 1.3 SPG

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

6’6” 205 G/F (Mega Leks)

Drafted No. 24 ‘16 (PHI)

Sixers: 69 G | 17.2 MPG | 6.4 PPG | 40.2 FG% | 31.1 3FG% | 50 3FGM | 85.4 FT% | 2.2 RPG | 1.1 APG

Isaiah Miles

6’7” 216 F (Saint Joseph’s)

Undrafted ‘16

Dijon Basket: 34 G | 29.1 MPG | 12.2 PPG | 49.5 FG% | 46.8 3FG% | 59 3FGM | 85.9 FT% | 4.9 RPG

Alex Poythress

6’7” 238 F (Kentucky)

Undrafted ‘16

Sixers: 6 G | 26.2 MPG | 10.7 PPG | 46.3 FG% | 31.6 3FG% | 80.0 FT% | 4.8 RPG

Darryl Reynolds

6’8” 225 F (Villanova)

Undrafted ‘17

Villanova: 31 G | 23.8 MPG | 4.5 PPG | 68.8 FG% | 67.4 FT% | 5.4 RPG

Kaleb Tarczewski

7’0” 250 C (Arizona)

Undrafted ‘16

OKC Blue: 43 G | 25.5 MPG | 10.0 PPG | 62.8 FG% | 72.7 FT% | 7.3 RPG

Melo Trimble

6’3” 190 G (Maryland)

Undrafted ‘17

Maryland: 33 G | 32.1 MPG | 16.8 PPG | 43.6 FG% | 31.7 3FG% | 78.9 FT% | 3.6 RPG | 3.7 APG | 1.1 SPG

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