Cooper will play in five games with the Sixers beginning Sunday.
July 2, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Former Ohio University guard D.J. Cooper will suit up for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League (OPSL), the team announced Tuesday.
In addition to the host Magic, the 25-game, six-day event also will feature the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz.
All games will be played on the practice court of Orlando's Amway Center.
In addition to Cooper, the other rookies competing for Philadelphia include Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse), Micheal Eric (Temple/Nigeria), Arsalan Kazemi (Oregon/Iran), Zeke Marshall (Akron), Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota), Brock Motum (Washington State), James Southerland (Syracuse), Rodney Williams (Minnesota) and Khalif Wyatt (Temple).
A new format will be introduced to the OPSL this summer, with two extra teams and an extra day added to the slate. Under the new format, each team will play five games with a championship day being played on the final day of the league.
A point system will establish the standings leading up to the final day, with seven points awarded each game based on: three points for winning the game and one point for winning a quarter (in the event of a tied quarter, each team will receive 0.5 points). In the event of ties in seeding heading into championship day, three tiebreakers will be in place: 1) total point differential; 2) total points allowed; 3) coin flip.
Cooper - a 2013 AP All-America Honorable Mention selection - also will unofficially compete with the Golden State Warriors in the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev. The Las Vegas league begins competition on July 12. The Warriors roster will be announced at a later date.
Philadelphia 76ers OPSL Summer League Schedule
Sunday, July 7 (9 a.m.) - vs. Houston
Monday, July 8 (1 p.m.) - vs. Indiana
Wednesday, July 10 (1 p.m.) - vs. Oklahoma City
Thursday, July 11 (5 p.m.) - vs. Orlando
Friday, July 12* (TBD) - TBD
To view the full 76ers summer league roster, click here.