Earlier this morning, former BYU forward Brandon Davies posted the photo below on Instagram and included the following ' "When one door closes, another opens.." #76ers #20 #BLESSED.' If you haven't figured it out by now, Davies has officially signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. Davies was born in Philadelphia but was adopted just days after birth and was raised in Provo by his mother, Kathy.
While details related to the contract have not been made available, Davies may have a chance to compete for minutes as soon as Wednesday, when Philadelphia opens the regular season against the defending NBA Champions, the Miami Heat. Davies had been a member of the LA Clippers until Oct. 21. He played with the Clippers during the summer and the preseason.
"I'm extrememly excited and just thankful for the opportunity."
"Coach is looking for guys who are going to come every day and work hard and bring that good attitude and help drive other people to get better. I do that myself and I think Coach sees that in me. I think I have an opportunity to help the guys around me get better as well."
"It's a great opportunity. That's going to be part of us getting better as a team, with guys competing for minutes. As the season goes on we're only going to get better."
"Good pick up. Smart, young player who wants to get better. Physical, competitive side to him. Excellent passer. Worth reaching out to and bringing in to the program and giving minutes and seeing what we might be able to uncover."
Tweets from Philadelphia after Davies signed.