07/12/10 7:54 am EST
The 76ers saw some progression in it’s current roster players and got some live action practicing head coach Doug Collins philosophies. But the Sixers top pick Evan Turner was average — that’s being extremely nice — and no one on Philadelphia’s bench really proved worthy of a training camp invite. As a result, the Sixers finished 2-3 during the week.
If Sixers fans didn’t realize the potential of Jrue Holiday, they do now. Philadelphia’s 20-year-old point guard proved to Coach Doug Collins that he can be “the quarterback of the offense.” Holiday played in just three games during the week but averaged 19.3 ppg, 6 assists per game and only 2 turnovers per contest. Holiday started to turn the corner in the second half last season and it’s always encouraging when a second year player is able to have his way against summer league competition. Holiday won’t be asked to score as much in the regular season but it was good to see him shoot 47.4% on 38 shots. Jrue routinely was able to get to the basket and will be starting for the Sixers from day one in 2010-11.