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Philadelphia 76ers make contract for Boise State’s Webb official

Philadelphia 76ers forward James Webb III, center, works under the basket between San Antonio Spurs’ Jonathon Simmons (17) and CJ Williams (22) during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Salt Lake City.
Philadelphia 76ers forward James Webb III, center, works under the basket between San Antonio Spurs’ Jonathon Simmons (17) and CJ Williams (22) during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The Associated Press

The Philadelphia 76ers officially announced the signing of former Boise State men’s basketball player James Webb III to a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with a team option Friday. The undrafted forward has played three summer-league games for the 76ers, averaging 6.3 points and four rebounds per game.

“It was great to put on the jersey and get out there again,” he said. “They gave me an opportunity, and the coaches told me to go out there and have fun with it. I was nervous at first, but I settled in a bit and feel like I belong.”

NBA teams can carry up to 20 players through training camp, but they must trim their rosters to 15 by the time the regular season begins Oct. 25. If Webb makes the team and earns the league minimum throughout the regular season, he would earn $543,471.

HOMEDALE BOYS BASKETBALL COACH RESIGNS: Casey Grove led the Trojans to a 54-36 record in four years. He helped Homedale win its first district title at the 3A level and finish second at state in 2013-14.

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