Dennis Horner, a Linwood resident who played at North Carolina State, signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday after playing for their Developmental League team this fall.

Gerry Broome

The New Jersey Nets added a familiar face to their training camp roster Friday. Linwood resident Dennis Horner signed a free-agent deal and the NBA team added him to its training-camp roster. Training camp started on Friday for New Jersey.

Horner, a Holy Spirit High School graduate, signed as a free agent with the Nets after playing with the Springfield Armor, the Nets' Developmental League team.

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He was drafted by the Armor in the third round on Nov. 3.

In three games, the 6-foot-9 forward averaged 15 points and 7.7 rebounds a game.

After graduating from N.C. State, Horner played in Belgium and Cyprus. However, Horner didn't want to go back to Europe and wanted to attempt a career in the NBA.

If Horner makes the team, the Nets open the season against the New York Knicks on Dec. 17.


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