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Updated: September 9th, 2013 2:31pm
Gophers alum Rodney Williams set to sign multi-year deal with 76ers

Gophers alum Rodney Williams set to sign multi-year deal with 76ers

by Nate Sandell
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Former Minnesota Gophers forward Rodney Williams is set to sign a multi-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, Williams' agent, Kevin Bradbury, told

After going undrafted, Williams was picked up in June by the 76ers to play for their NBA Summer League squad.

In five games at Summer League in Orlando, the 6-foot-7 Minneapolis native averaged eight points and close to two assists, including a 13-point, four-assist showing in his last game against Brooklyn.

It's not clear exactly what Williams' role will be, but it is likely he could land with Philadelphia's D-league squad, the Delaware 87ers.

Williams, who became the Gophers' 25th highest career scorer (1,145) in his four years at Minnesota, is the fifth player from the 2009 Minnesota high school class to have his rights owned by an NBA team (Trent Lockett - Sacramento; Mike Muscala - Atlanta; Nate Wolters - Milwaukee; Royce White - Philadelphia).

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