— Becomes first GATORADE Call-Up of the 2015-16 season —
BOISE, Idaho – (November 4, 2015) – Idaho Stampede guard Phil Pressey signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, becoming the first NBA D-League GATORADE Call-Up of the 2015-16 season. Pressey joined the Stampede on Nov. 2 after being waived by the Utah Jazz on Oct. 26.
Pressey (5-11, 175, Missouri) was waived by Portland on Oct. 23 after appearing in four preseason games with the Trail Blazers, averaging 4.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 16.4 minutes of action. He was signed by the Trail Blazers on July 24.
The 24-year-old guard has appeared in 125 career NBA games (11 starts) over two seasons with the Boston Celtics, averaging 3.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 13.9 minutes per game. He was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Celtics in July of 2013.
A Dallas native, Pressey played three years at Missouri (2010-13), averaging 11.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 33.9 minutes in 34 games as a junior. His father, Paul, played 11 seasons in the NBA with stints in Milwaukee, San Antonio and Golden State.