Jacob Pullen is coming to the NBA.
The former K-State guard, who after averaging 16 points per game in his illustrious collegiate career and spending the next six seasons in various European leagues, has reportedly signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers:
Source: Philadelphia, Jacob Pullen agreed on deal to bring the former K-State and Euro star to the NBA.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) September 22, 2017
It’s a long time coming for Pullen, whose best season overseas came in 2012-13, when he averaged 20.7 points and 2 assists per game (with a sizzling 47-percent success rate on triples) for SAIE3 Bologna in Italy.
In 2014, Pullen broke the Spanish league record for 3-pointers in a game with 12.
Now he will join burgeoning NBA stars in Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor, Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons, along with newly-acquired guards J.J. Redick and Jerryd Bayless.
The Sixers’ lineup figures to revolve largely around Embiid, Okafor, Fultz, Simmons, Redick and forward Dario Saric — assuming all stay healthy — but if the success he found overseas is any indication, Pullen may find a niche in Philadelphia.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.