76ers sign Harkless, Moultrie

2012-07-24 10:55:14

Harkless, the 15th overall choice, was named the Big East rookie of the year last season while averaging 15.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 blocks over 32 games for St. John's.

He was the first member of the Red Storm to be selected in the draft since 2001.

The Sixers acquired the rights to Moultrie from the Miami Heat in exchange for the draft rights to Justin Hamilton and a protected future first round pick. Moultrie was the 27th overall pick last month, while Hamilton was the 45th selection.

Moultrie averaged 16.4 points and 10.5 rebounds over 30 games as a junior for Mississippi State last season. He led the SEC in rebounding.