Maywood Native, Proviso East Grad Signs NBA Contract With Philadelphia 76ers

Friday, September 22, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jacob Pullen, who recently signed with the Philadelphia 76ers after playing several years overseas. | www.euroleague.net

Bryan Colangelo, the president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, announced today that the team has signed Maywood native, Proviso East graduate and Kansas State star Jacob Pullen to an undisclosed deal.

According to a Sept. 22 article in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

“The 27-year-old spent last season with Russian basketball team BC Khimki.  The Moscow-based team plays in the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. The 6-foot-1 and 200 pounder averaged 10.3 points in 17 EuroLeague matchups. He averaged 8.9 points in 23 VTB United games.

“Pullen had overseas stints with Angelico Biella (Italy), Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel), Virtus Bologna (Italy), FC Barcelona (Spain), Baloncesto Sevilla (Spain), New Basket Brindisi (Italy) and KK Cedevita (Croatia) before playing for Khimki.”

Two days before the deal was announced, on Sept. 20, Pullen posted this tweet:

And the 76ers announced the deal today with this tweet:

2 thoughts on “Maywood Native, Proviso East Grad Signs NBA Contract With Philadelphia 76ers”

  1. Congratulations to Mr. Jacob Pullen! As a graduate of Proviso East High School, I wish you all the best with your next career in the NBA and a true example of “Nothing But The Best.” Keep the Pirate Pride alive!

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