For the fourth time in franchise history, the Orlando Magic will have the first overall pick in the NBA Draft.
Reports indicate that the Florida team will go for 18-year-old Auburn University forward Jabari Smith Jr. The player can also excel as a post player and has a great shot from the perimeter.
Smith had a standout collegiate career
In his senior year Smith Jr. was selected to the NCAA All-American team, he also won the Rookie of the Year award in the conference he played in.
Jabari immediately stood out on his team and in the tournament, which is why he opted to make the jump to the NBA after just one year in college.
In his only year in the NCAA, Smith averaged 16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and a 42 percent three-point shooting percentage.
Magic have a reputation for recruiting well
Orlando has been the first team to pick in the NBA Draft three times, this would be the fourth time, in their past opportunity they took none other than: Shaquille O’Neal in ’92, Chris Webber in ’93 and Dwight Howard in 2004. Let’s see if this Draft has the same luck as the previous ones.