Orlando Magic pick FSU's Jonathan Isaac as 6th overall NBA draft pick
NEW YORK – The Orlando Magic selected FSU's Jonathan Isaac Thursday as their 6th overall pick in the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-11, 210-pound Isaac averaged 12 points, 7.8 rebounds, while shooting nearly 51 percent from the field in his only season at Florida State.
He was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team earning honorable mention honors.
The versatile Isaac will need to get stronger in his transition to the NBA. However, his build and his game compares favorably to Kevin Durant as Isaac can create his own offense like the lean Golden State Warriors forward. Isaac has also drawn comparisons to New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis.
There were reports that the Magic might take explosive point guard Dennis Smith with their first pick in the draft after the Boston Celtics took Jayson Tatum off the board with the third overall pick. But the Magic's revamped front office went with the longer and athletic Isaac.
It’s the first time in the Magic's history they have this selection spot in the draft.
This was also the first Magic draft pick with new management hires, including the president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman and general manager John Hammond.
The 2017 NBA draft happens this year at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In the first round, the Magic have sixth and 25th overall picks, and in the second round, the team has 33rd and 35th overall picks.
The first pick of the night was Washington guard Markelle Fultz, 19, to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Last year, the 76ers also had the No.1 pick and selected Ben Simmons.
Check back for updates after the draft and watch News 6 at 11 for the full results.
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