Bobcats ink F Southerland

The Charlotte Bobcats signed forward James Southerland on Thursday.

The 6-foot-8 rookie Southerland played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Orlando Summer League and the Golden State Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League.

The Syracuse product averaged 7.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and also had a three-point shooting percentage of .370 in 112 games during his collegiate career. In his senior season, he notched career-best averages in scoring (13.3), rebounding (5.2) and three-point shooting (.398).

Southerland was named to the Big East All-Tournament Team in 2013 after he set a tournament record with 17 three-pointers. He also set the Big East Tournament record for most three-pointers in a game without a miss, going 6- for-6 against Pittsburgh on March 14.