Sixers Sign St. John's JaKarr Sampson


According to David Aldridge, the Sixers have signed former St. John’s forward Jakarr Sampson to a partially guaranteed three-year deal.


The Sixers will be signing JaKarr Sampson as an undrafted free agent. The 6’8″ forward left St. John’s after just his sophomore year to take his shot at the NBA. After playing in the Orlando Summer League with Philadelphia, Sampson must have left a good impression on general manager Sam Hinkie. He averaged 8.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in the five games that he played.

The biggest plus about Sampson’s game is his athleticism. He doesn’t have all the characteristics one would want in a 3, but he has shown a good game above the rim, a decent mid range shot, and some pretty good rebounding instincts. One minus is that he has no perimeter shot. If he does make the Sixers’ roster after training camp, then he will be another project player on a team full of project players. The fact that a lot of players attempting to make the team are borderline NBA players gives Sampson a higher chance of making this team.




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