Heat, 76ers trade Arnett Moultrie, Justin HamiltonPosted by Inside Hoops
The Philadelphia 76ers announced that they have acquired the draft rights to Arnett Moultrie, who was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, from Miami in exchange for the draft rights to Justin Hamilton (45th overall pick) and a protected future first round pick. Moultrie was an early entry candidate for the draft following his junior season at Mississippi State.
Moultrie (6-11, 249) was named First Team All-SEC after averaging 16.4 points,10.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists this past season while shooting 54.9% from the floor. He led the conference in rebounding and ranked tied for 10th in the nation. Moultrie also shot 78.0% from the line in 2011-12 after shooting 58.7% his first two seasons combined.
The 21-year-old averaged 3.7 offensive rebounds this past season,grabbing 6-plus seven times including a career-high 11 vs. Northwestern State. Moultrie recorded 18 double-doubles in 30 games.
Moultrie spent his first two seasons at UTEP before transferring to the Bulldogs. He sat out the entire 2010-11 season due to NCAA transfer regulations. Moultrie was born in Queens but grew up in Memphis. He shot over 70% from the floor during his final two seasons of high school.