Bobcats Sign James Southerland

September 5 2013 at 3:44pm CST By Zach Links

SEPTEMBER 5TH: The Bobcats have officially announced the signing of Southerland in a press release.

AUGUST 24TH: James Southerland has accepted a training camp invitation from the Bobcats, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer (via Twitter).  Southerland went undrafted in June despite interest from a number of clubs.

The Spurs were amongst the teams interested in the 6'8" sharpshooter and they considered taking him with the 58th overall selection.  San Antonio asked Southerland if he'd play overseas if they grabbed him, but he declined.  He'll now try to find an NBA home with his late invite to camp with the Bobcats, though Bonnell notes that nothing is signed yet.

The Syracuse forward had an impressive 39.8% success rate from beyond the arc in his final college season.  He also averaged career highs in points (13.3 PPG) and rebounds (5.2 RPG).

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