PHILADELPHIA - Former Temple University men's basketball standout Shizz Alston, Jr. signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, but is expected to be waived and play with the franchise's G League team, the Delaware Blue Coats, this season.
Alston had played most recently with the Indiana Pacers in the 2019 NBA Summer League.
The 6-4 guard had a record-setting senior campaign for the Owls, earning First Team All-American Athletic Conference and All-Big 5 honors while leading the Owls to a 23-10 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament during the 2018-19 campaign. He led the American Athletic Conference and Philadelphia Big 5 in scoring (19.7 ppg) and free throw percentage with a school record .908. The Philadelphia native also set a Temple record by making a three-pointer in 44 straight games, becoming the first TU player to make a three in every game during a season. His 651 points rank as the 15th best single season output in Temple history while his 166 assists are ninth best on the Owls' list.
The first Temple player to earn USBWA All-District honors since Wyatt (2012-13), Alston made 99 three-pointers, third best on Temple's all-time list, and became the first Temple player to average five assists per game since Lynn Greer (2000-01). His 5.0 assist average ranked second in the AAC.
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