Magic choose Michigan’s Caleb Houstan in 2nd round of NBA draft

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.


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