76ers sign former Arkansas guard Ricky Council to two-way contract

Ricky Council makes 11.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed former Arkansas guard Ricky Council to a two-way contract Wednesday just five days after cutting him. The two-way deals means that the Sixers can call up Council from G League affiliate Delaware in a pinch.

Council, known for his cutting ability, worked in the preseason in becoming a better shooter as the NBA’s quality of defense is higher than that he faced in college, meaning fewer highlight-reel dunks. Apparently the shooting improved enough that Philadelphia wants to keep him in its plans.

“I’m doing what they ask when we’re with the main team,” Council said earlier in the preseason. “If that’s just cheering on the bench, then that’s what we’ve got to do.”

Council averaged a team-high 16.1 points in 34 minutes a game last year as a junior at Arkansas. He entered the NBA Draft but was not selected before ultimately being picked up by Philadelphia.

Council’s inclusion on the Philadelphia roster means that now 11 former Razorbacks players made an NBA team to start the 2023-24 season.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire