BOISE -- Former Boise State men's basketball standout James Webb III has agreed to a two-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, his agent confirmed to KTVB sports director Jay Tust on Friday.
Webb left Boise State following his junior season hoping to become just the second Bronco in school history to get drafted. However, the NBA Draft came and went on Thursday night, and after 60 picks, Webb did not hear his name called.
Webb worked out for 20 of 30 NBA teams prior to the draft, including the Philadelphia. According to his agent, the 6-foot-9 forward was contacted by approximately 10 teams following the draft, but the 76ers were the franchise that offered the best opportunity.
"Nobody provided a better situation than Philadelphia," said agent Charles Briscoe.
Webb led Boise State in scoring (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (9.1 rebounds per game) during the 2015-16 season. He was named Mountain West Player of the Week three times and earned First-Team All-MW honors.
Webb will receive a "significant guarantee" and compete for a roster spot, according to Briscoe.
The last Boise State alumnus to play in an NBA game is Coby Karl, who last played for the Golden State Warriors in February of 2010.