Sixers sign first rounders Young and Smith
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers signed first-
round draft picks Thaddeus Young and Jason Smith Wednesday. Terms of the deals
were not released.
Young, who spent one season at Georgia Tech, was selected 12th overall by the
Sixers in the 2007 NBA Draft. In his one season with the Yellow Jackets, the
6-foot-8, 210-pound guard/forward scored a team-best 14.4 points per game.
Smith was originally selected at 20th overall in this year’s draft by the
Miami Heat. On draft night, his rights were traded to Philadelphia in exchange
for the rights to Daequan Cook, who was drafted at No. 21 by the Sixers, along
with a second-round pick in 2009 and cash considerations.
The seven-foot, 233-pound Smith averaged 16.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per
game in his junior year last season for Colorado State.