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Sixers Sign Cat Barber

AUGUST 31: The Sixers, having opened up a couple roster spots earlier this afternoon, officially signed Barber more than a month after agreeing to a deal with him, the team announced today in a press release.

JULY 21: The Sixers have agreed to terms with another undrafted rookie free agent, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical, who reports (via Twitter) that the team is signing former North Carolina State guard Cat Barber to a partially-guaranteed deal.

Barber left N.C. State after his junior year, and was viewed as the 55th-best prospect in this year’s draft class by Jonathan Givony of Per Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer, Barber’s agent told him he had a chance to be a first-round pick in June. However, the 21-year-old point guard went undrafted. Nearly a month later, he has secured an opportunity to attend a club’s training camp to compete for a roster spot.

In his final year at N.C. State, Barber averaged 23.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG, and 4.5 APG, with a shooting line of .453/.361/.865. After not being selected last month, he caught on with the Pelicans for Summer League play, but only played 11.8 minutes per contest in four games for New Orleans.

Terms of Barber’s contract with the Sixers aren’t known, but Philadelphia has plenty of cap space, meaning the team could sign him to a three- or four-year pact rather than locking him up for just for two years.

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10 thoughts on “Sixers Sign Cat Barber

  1. JayTeam

    Hope he fired his agent.

  2. JayTeam

    Hope Cat has a new agent.

    • Ryan Brubaker

      Why? Legit curious. I went to all his games in college and am happy he is at least getting a shot in training camp.

      • JayTeam

        His agent misjudged pretty badly telling Cat he had a chance of getting drafted in the 1st round.

        Maybe Cat would have left anyway, but another year at school might have actually gotten him drafted in 2017.

  3. smittybanton

    He knew what time it was. Doubtful he plays better than he did this year, and next year’s draft is significantly deeper at guard. Because of Ben Simmons, Sixers one of the few teams who need a point guard sized scoring guard.

    • Ryan Brubaker

      Agreed, his numbers were going to go down regardless. Dennis Smith Jr. will be a force and probably one and done. Would of been better for NCSU but not sure how is stock would have improved.

  4. DannyQ3913

    Good D league depth signing

  5. As a Carolina fan I saw Barber too many times. The kid can flat out play if given an opportunity.

  6. Ravens_Last_Place

    This kid could be the best player on the Celtics right now.

  7. reggie

    It’s the school..Any top tier school in the ACC he gets drafted and doesnt have to score 23.5.

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