ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic selected Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs with the No. 5 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday.
The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 14.4 points a game while bringing in 5.3 rebounds a game and dishing out 4.5 assists a game.
Suggs shot 50.3 percent from the field, 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the foul line.
Many basketball fans will remember Suggs for his magical run in the NCAA Tournament, Suggs and Gonzaga reached the finals.
With the No. 8 pick, the Magic selected Michigan guard Franz Wagner.
The 6-foot-9 guard averaged 22 points a game this past season. He shot 47 percent from the field, shot 34.3 percent beyond the arc and shot 83.5 percent from the foul line.
Earlier this month the Magic named Jamahl Mosley as head coach.
This past season, the Magic traded three of the team’s best players: Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon.
On defense, Mosley said he wants to have high communication and he shared his offensive style.
“I want to play with pace, space and I want to play with the pass,” Mosley said earlier this month.
Orlando finished the 2021 season with a 21-51 record.