The Philadelphia 76ers officially announced the signings of two young developmental players on Sunday. Aaron Henry and Rayjon Tucker will join the squad on two-way contracts and participate in the Sixers’ first game at the MGM Resorts Summer League in Las Vegas on Aug. 9.
Henry, an undrafted wing out of Michigan State, is a name to watch moving forward. He averaged 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game last season for the Spartans before earning third-team All-Big Ten honors. The 6-foot-6 small forward suffered a quadriceps strain prior to the NBA Combine, then worked out for 12 NBA teams and proved his ceiling is high. Sixers assistant coach Brian Adams believes Henry has a “real future in the league,” per The Inquirer.
Here is a brief scouting report (via NBA Draft Net) on the Indianapolis native, a physical player credited for having high basketball IQ:
Armed with his sturdy frame, wingspan and quickness, Henry is able to slow down both guards and forwards…He was always engaged and active on defense, highlighted by his steal and block totals…Henry should be able to play immediately at the NBA level due to his high-caliber defense and his ability to create offense for himself.
Tucker, who previously signed a two-way contract on Jan. 22, returns to Philadelphia after going undrafted in 2019.