76ers sign Randolph, Gai
Philadelphia 76ers President Billy King announced today that the Sixers have signed undrafted free agents Deng Gai and Shavlik Randolph. Per team policy, terms of the contracts are not disclosed.
Gai, a three-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, started all of his 100 career games with Fairfield University (Conn.) and averaged 12.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.44 blocks per game. As a senior, Gai was named first team All-MAAC, led the nation in blocks (5.5 bpg) and blocked 10 or more shots in three contests. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft, the 6-foot-9 forward participated in the 2004 NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago before withdrawing his name.
Randolph played in 92 career games (36 starts) with Duke and averaged 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds on 50.6 percent shooting. The 6-foot-10 forward also averaged 1.4 blocks per game and ranks No. 7 on Duke's career blocked shots list (129 blocks). An early entry candidate in the 2005 NBA Draft, Randolph was a part of two ACC Championship teams (2003, 2005) and one Final Four squad (2004) as a Blue Devil.