The 6-foot-8, 215-pounder went undrafted out of Syracuse and played for the Philadelphia 76ers entry in the NBA Orlando Summer League as well as the Golden State Warriors entry in the Las Vegas Summer League.
In Orlando, Southerland played in five games and averaged 7.2 points in 14.2 minutes shooting 42.2 percent from the floor. He appeared in seven contests in Las Vegas averaging 11.6minutes and 4.0 ppg.
With the Orangemen he set career highs in scoring (13.3 ppg), rebounding (5.2 rpg) and three-point shooting (.398) as a senior. In his four year collegiate career the Bayside, New York native averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting .449 from the field and .370 from three-point range in 112 games.
Southerland can shoot the three-ball having tied a single-game school record with nine in scoring a career-best 35 points at Arkansas on Nov. 30, 2012.
The Bobcats open their preseason on Oct. 8 when they take on the Atlanta Hawks in Asheville, NC. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Their first home exhibition at the Time Warner Cable Arena will be Oct. 17 when they host Philadelphia in morning tilt that will start at 11:00 a.m.