Today the Sixers announced that they’ve reached an agreement on a two-day contract with Bensalem High School senior Kevin Grow.
Grow, 18, scored 14 points including three three-pointers and a buzzer beater in limited action with the Owls this season.
From the press release:
On Tuesday, February 18, before the Sixers host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:00 p.m., Grow will participate in pregame activities starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center, arriving early with his family to see his locker in the Sixers locker room and receive a custom jersey. Grow will then watch pregame warm-ups, take part in the high-five tunnel when players take the court for the game and stand with his team during the National Anthem. During a timeout, Grow and the Bensalem High School basketball team will take the court for a special presentation.
Some highlights of Grow’s short, but impressive, high school career*:
Good stuff. Grow likely won’t see any playing time, but from the looks of it, he would be able to spell Michael Carter-Williams at point or Tony Wroten at shooting guard. He has a quick release and, as demonstrated in the video, great court awareness. Some call him a floor general. He’s well-liked by his teammates and was a fan favorite at Bensalem. Good signing, Sixers.
You can read more about Grow and his improbable rise from high school team manager to NBA star here.
*If you need me, I’m crying and hugging a box of Puffs indeed.