James Southerland is a 6’8″ forward who averaged 13.3 points per game in his senior year at Syracuse while knocking down almost 40 percent of his shots from three-point distance. Southerland went undrafted though he had an offer from the Spurs to take him late in the second round if he agreed to spend this season playing overseas instead of earning a salary at the end of the San Antonio bench. He played for the Sixers at the Orlando Summer League and for the Warriors at the Las Vegas version but didn’t get a ton of opportunity in terms of minutes in either situation and his shooting didn’t live up to the numbers he displayed in college. Players who can shoot with Southerland’s size are going to get multiple looks from NBA teams however and he’ll at least get a shot to prove himself beginning with the invite he received to training camp with the Charlotte Bobcats.
James Southerland gets a training camp invite from the Bobcats
Pro Basketball Talk | Aug 24