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Akron is a no-frills, working class town, and for JaKarr Sampson and tens of thousands of kids like him in the area, LeBron James represented something greater, a beacon of hope that originated from an unlikely source. “Everybody looked up to him, especially coming out of Akron, a small city where not a lot of players come out of,” Sampson told Sixers.com. “We didn’t ever have anybody to come out of Akron big time like that, or the state of Ohio, even.”
When the teams met on January 5, Sampson logged just two minutes. But in the Sixers’ 15 contests since, the 21-year-old has averaged 14.4 minutes per game. When asked about what’s allowed the rookie swingman climb the Sixers’ depth chart so quickly, head coach Brett Brown smiled and offered interesting insight. Brown told reporters that the team had considered sending Sampson down to the team’s Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, a couple weeks back in order to get him more playing time. But after a pair of strong defensive performances off the bench against the Grizzlies and Pelicans, they decided to go the opposite direction, starting him at shooting guard against the Pistons on January 28 and keeping him in that spot for three straight games
A Philadelphia 76er has been foiled again. Former St. John’s standout JaKarr Sampson walked out of the team’s practice Thursday to the parking garage only to find his SUV wrapped in tin foil.
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that they have recalled forward JaKarr Sampson from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. Sampson has appeared in nine games with two starts for the Sixers this season. He appeared in two games for the Sevens, averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds.
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that they have assigned forward JaKarr Sampson to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. Sampson has appeared in nine games with two starts for the Sixers this season.
The 76ers have signed former St. John’s forward JaKarr Sampson to a partially guaranteed contract, an NBA source told the Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.
Seth Cohen: Former @StJohnsBBall star @KarrSampson14 JaKarr Sampson signs deal with @Philadelphia 76ers. 3+1 partially guaranteed deal #verusfam
Adam Zagoria: As @Josh Newman points out, Sixers will have Fuquan Edwin, JaKarr Sampson, MCW, Nerlens Noel all on summer league roster.
Jay King: Cs workout today: Chane Behanan – Louisville Niels Giffey – Connecticut Glenn Robinson III – Michigan JaKarr Sampson – St. John’s (NY)
Sophomore forward JaKarr Sampson, the second-leading scorer on St. John’s, has decided to forgo the remainder of his collegiate eligibility and enter the NBA draft. Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Monday that the 6-foot-9 Sampson has not hired an agent but is in the process. The early entry deadline is April 27.