Mahir Johnson, a Chester native, was working out when he got a call from his agent, writes Sarah Todd for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Buck had landed Johnson a workout with the 76ers.
Johnson, a 6-foot-2 guard, spent two years at Delaware State before transferring to Division II Goldey-Beacom for his junior and senior seasons. In his last year at Goldey-Beacom, based in Wilmington, Del., he averaged 13.8 points in 24.1 minutes per game.
“Mahir is a solid guard,” said Vince Rozman, the Sixers’ senior director of scouting. “He’s from Chester, he played locally, so to get those [kind of] guys in and see them in a different setting is helpful.”
Friday was Johnson’s first and only workout with an NBA team. He doesn’t have a world renowned trainer, his agent isn’t calling every day, and he knows that the opportunities for a player from a Division II school don’t come around often. So when he walked into the Sixers’ practice gym, he made sure to enjoy every moment.
“To be here and be able to experience this is something that I’ll never forget, so I’m just taking it all in,” he said.
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