The Orlando Magic once again dipped into the University of Michigan pipeline, picking Caleb Houstan at No. 32 in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday.
The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 10.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in his freshman year for the Wolverines.
“He does a lot of things that don’t show up in the box score,” Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday evening. “He’s just a very smart, sound player who quietly does winning things, that’s kind of his personality, too.”
Franz Wagner, who the Magic chose at No. 8 in last year’s draft, Moe Wagner and Ignas Brazdeikis were former Michigan players on Orlando’s 2021-22 roster. Brazdeikis was on a two-way contract.
The Magic originally had picks No. 1 and No. 32 before receiving No. 35 from Indiana via Milwaukee.
Orlando traded the No. 35 pick to the Los Angeles Lakers hours before the draft.
Houstan joins No. 1 pick Paolo Banchero in the 2022 Magic draft class.
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports