The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have signed rookies Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams.
While Noel didn’t get to accomplish his goal of being the #1-overall selection in this year’s NBA Draft, the big man didn’t have to wait too long to hear his name called, as the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans made him the 6th-overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft before eventually trading his draft rights to the 76ers.
Leading up to the draft, it appeared as though the Cleveland Cavaliers were set to draft either Noel or Maryland’s Alex Len with the top pick, but shocked the world with their selection of UNLV’s Anthony Bennett.
Noel’s lone season at UK saw him average 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game prior to his season-ending ACL tear in a February road game at Florida.
Carter-Williams, a 6-6, 185 lb point guard, was the 11th overall pick by Philadelphia. As a sophomore at Syracuse last season, he averaged 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals
Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.