Orlando Magic Best Players of All Time

The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in the city of Orlando, Florida. They have been part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1989 and are currently members of the league’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division. Over their long history, they have won two division titles as well as made five NBA Finals appearances with four conference championships to show for it. The Magic play at Amway Center where some of the most exciting games take place each season featuring superstars such as Dwight Howard, Steve Francis and Shaquille O’Neal who all had stints with this historic franchise before moving on to other teams. The current roster boasts young talent including Markelle Fultz, Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon that hopes to build upon past success stories while giving fans something new to cheer about every game night.

1. Dwight Howard

Power forward

Dwight Howard Career

  • High school: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2004–present
  • 2004–2012: Orlando Magic
  • 2012–2013: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2013–2016: Houston Rockets
  • 2016–2017: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2017–2018: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2018–2019: Washington Wizards
  • 2019–2020: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2020–2021: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2021–2022: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2022–present: Taoyuan Leopards
  • NBA champion (2020), 8× NBA All-Star (2007–2014), 5× All-NBA First Team (2008–2012), All-NBA Second Team (2014), 2× All-NBA Third Team (2007, 2013), 3× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2009–2011), 4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009–2012), NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2008), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2005), 5× NBA rebounding leader (2008–2010, 2012, 2013), 2× NBA blocks leader (2009, 2010), NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2008), Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2004), McDonald's All-American Game Co-MVP (2004), First-team Parade All-American (2004), Mr. Georgia Basketball (2004)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, Olympic Games, : 2008 Beijing: Team competition, FIBA World Championship, : 2006 Japan: Team competition, FIBA Americas Championship, : 2007 Las Vegas: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Olympic Games
  • : 2008 Beijing: Team competition
  • FIBA World Championship
  • : 2006 Japan: Team competition
  • FIBA Americas Championship
  • : 2007 Las Vegas: Team competition

Dwight Howard is a professional basketball player who has played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks. He was drafted first overall in the 2004 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic and spent seven seasons with them before moving to Los Angeles in 2012.

In 2013, he joined the then-Atlanta Hawks and remains with them as of 2019. Dwight Howard's height (6 ft 10 inches) and weight (265 pounds) make him one of the most physically imposing players in basketball history. His skills on court have earned him numerous awards, including five All-Star appearances, two MVP Awards and three scoring titles over his career Dwight Howard was a dominant center in the NBA for many years and is still considered one of the best players in league history.

He led Houston to three consecutive championships from 2013-2015, while also being an All-Star multiple times and winning Defensive Player of the Year honors on two occasions. Howard has since left Houston for Atlanta, where he helped lead them to their first ever title in 2017-2018 before departing for Charlotte later that year. In 2018, Dwight signed with Washington Wizards but failed to win a championship within his three seasons there before joining Los Angeles Lakers midway through 2020

2. Shaquille O'Neal

Center

Shaquille O Career

  • 4× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2006)
  • 3× NBA Finals MVP (2000–2002)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2000)
  • 15× NBA All-Star (1993–1998, 2000–2007, 2009)
  • 3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009)
  • 8× All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000–2006)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (1995, 1999)
  • 4× All-NBA Third Team (1994, 1996, 1997, 2009)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2000, 2001, 2003)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1993)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1993)
  • 2× NBA scoring champion (1995, 2000)
  • 2× IBM Award (2000, 2001)
  • NBA anniversary team (50th, 75th)
  • No. 34 retired by Los Angeles Lakers
  • No. 32 retired by Miami Heat
  • Associated Press Player of the Year (1991)
  • UPI Player of the Year (1991)
  • Adolph Rupp Trophy (1991)
  • 2× Consensus first-team All-American (1991, 1992)
  • 2× SEC Player of the Year (1991, 1992)
  • NCAA blocks leader (1992)
  • NCAA rebounding leader (1991)
  • No. 33 retired by LSU Tigers
  • FIBA World Championship MVP (1994)
  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1994)
  • McDonald's All-American Game Co-MVP (1989)
  • First-team Parade All-American (1989)
  • Texas Mr. Basketball (1989)

O'Neal was a dominant center in the NBA for many years. He is one of only three players to score more than 30,000 points and grab more than 1,500 rebounds in their career.

O'Neal has been involved in several controversies over the course of his playing career, including a nightclub brawl and an incident where he threw a basketball at then-teammate Kobe Bryant's head.

O'Neal retired from professional basketball in 2011 after injuries had begun to limit his playtime on the court. Since retiring from playing professionally, O'Neal has focused on becoming a television personality and entrepreneur, most notably owning two restaurants with former Magic teammate Dwight Howard.

In 2017, Shaquille O'Neal was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Shaquille O'Neal is considered one of the greatest players in NBA history. He was a four-time champion and three-time MVP, and is also one of only five players to win both awards in the same season. O'Neal's career was cut short by injuries, but he still holds many records, including most rebounds (22,387) and blocks (11,924).

After retirement from playing basketball, Shaq became a commentator for ESPN. In 2018 he served as an ambassador for United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which honored him with its Ambassador of Peace award that year

3. Tracy McGrady

Shooting guard

Tracy McGrady Career

  • High school: , Auburndale (Auburndale, Florida), Mount Zion Christian Academy, (Durham, North Carolina)
  • NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
  • Selected by the Toronto Raptors
  • Playing career: 1997–2013
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 1, 3
  • 1997–2000: Toronto Raptors
  • 2000–2004: Orlando Magic
  • 2004–2010: Houston Rockets
  • 2010: New York Knicks
  • 2010–2011: Detroit Pistons
  • 2011–2012: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2012–2013: Qingdao Eagles
  • 2013: San Antonio Spurs
  • 7× NBA All-Star (2001–2007), 2× All-NBA First Team (2002, 2003), 3× All-NBA Second Team (2001, 2004, 2007), 2× All-NBA Third Team (2005, 2008), 2× NBA scoring champion (2003, 2004), NBA Most Improved Player (2001), CBA All-Star (2013), No. 1 retired by Qingdao Eagles, Mr. Basketball USA (1997), McDonald's All-American (1997), First-team Parade All-American (1997)
  • Points: 18,381 (19.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 5,276 (5.6 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,161 (4.4 apg)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas Championship, : 2003 San Juan: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas Championship
  • : 2003 San Juan: Team competition

Tracy McGrady was a three-time NBA All-Star and one of the greatest shooting guards in history. He played for the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and Dallas Mavericks before retiring in 2013.

Tracy is known for his explosiveness off the dribble and incredible outside shot. Tracy has two children with wife Tatum O'Neal – son Trayce (born 2006) and daughter Tori (born 2009). In February 2017, he announced his retirement from basketball after 16 seasons in the league Tracy McGrady was an All-Star and scoring champion in the NBA.

He also won a Mr. Basketball award, which is given to the best high school player in America. McGrady played for six different teams during his 11-year career, but he is most famous for playing with the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic. Injuries cut short his time with the Rockets and Knicks, but Tracy finished his career with a championship win with the Spurs in 2013.

4. Penny Hardaway

Point guard

Penny Hardaway Career

  • High school: Treadwell (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • College: Memphis (1990–1993)
  • NBA draft 1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 1993–2007
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • Number: 25, 1, 7
  • Coaching career: 2015–present
  • As player:, 4× NBA All-Star, 2× All-NBA First Team (1995, 1996), All-NBA Third Team (1997), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1994), NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (1994), Consensus first-team All-American (1993), 2× Great Midwest Player of the Year (1992, 1993), No. 25 retired by Memphis Tigers, First-team Parade All-American (1990), , As coach:, , NIT champion (2021)
  • Points: 15,706 (17.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 4,028 (5.5 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,030 (6.0 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, Olympic Games, : 1996 Atlanta: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Olympic Games
  • : 1996 Atlanta: Team competition

Penny Hardaway was born on July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Treadwell High School and played for the Tigers as a point guard and shooting guard from 1990 to 1993.

In the NBA draft of 1993, Penny was picked third overall by the Golden State Warriors. During his playing career with the Warriors (1993-2007), he won two MVP Awards (1996, 2001) and three championships (1995-1997, 2000).

After retiring from basketball in 2007, Penny embarked on a successful coaching career with stints at Florida (2008–2011), Georgia Tech (2012–2015), Arizona State University (2016–present) and Auburn University Penny Hardaway was one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, averaging over 20 points per game throughout his career.

Penny played for six different teams during his thirteen-year playing career and won two championships with the Orlando Magic in 1993 and 1996. After finishing his playing days, Hardaway served as an assistant coach at East High School before being hired by Memphis as its new head coach this year.

5. Hedo Türkoğlu

Power forward

Hedo Türkoğlu Career

  • NBA draft 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings
  • Playing career: 1996–2015
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 5, 14, 15, 26, 19, 8
  • 1996–2000: Efes Pilsen
  • 2000–2003: Sacramento Kings
  • 2003–2004: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2004–2009: Orlando Magic
  • 2009–2010: Toronto Raptors
  • 2010: Phoenix Suns
  • 2010–2014: Orlando Magic
  • 2014–2015: Los Angeles Clippers
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2008), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2001), Turkish League champion (1997), 2× Turkish Cup champion (1997, 1998), 2× Turkish Presidential Cup champion (1998, 2000), Turkish Basketball League Best Forward of the Year (2000)
  • Points: 11,022 (11.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,971 (4.0 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,832 (2.8 apg)
  • Medals, , Representing  Turkey, EuroBasket, : 2001 Turkey: National team, FIBA World Cup, : 2010 Turkey: National team
  • Representing  Turkey
  • EuroBasket
  • : 2001 Turkey: National team
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : 2010 Turkey: National team

Hedo Türkoğlu was born on March 19, 1979 in Istanbul, Turkey. Hedo played for the Efes Pilsen and Sacramento Kings between 1996-2000 before joining the Orlando Magic in 2003.

He won two championships with the Magic (2004 and 2009) and also competed in the NBA Finals twice (2006 and 2010). In 2015 he signed with Turkish club Fenerbahçe but retired from playing shortly after due to an injury.

Currently, Türkoğlu is a member of the advisory board at his former team's basketball academy as well as a television commentator for matches in Europe Hedo Türkoğlu, who was born in Turkey, played for the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic from 2010-2014 before playing for the Los Angeles Clippers from 2014-2015.

He is best known for his time with the Phoenix Suns where he averaged 11.1 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game over his four seasons there. Hedo also won two Turkish Cup championships (1997, 1998) as well as a Turkish Presidential Cup championship (1998, 2000). Following his NBA career, Hedo signed with Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball League in February of 2016 and has since been averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds per game

6. Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson Career

  • High school: Simeon Career Academy, (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: Illinois (1987–1989)
  • NBA draft 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 1989–2002
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 25
  • 1989–1999: Orlando Magic
  • 1999–2001: Sacramento Kings
  • 2001–2002: Memphis Grizzlies
  • First-team All-Big Ten (1989), Second-team Parade All-American (1986), McDonald's All-American (1986), Illinois Mr. Basketball (1986)
  • Points: 11,529 (14.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 4,064 (5.1 rpg)
  • Steals: 1,114 (1.4 spg)

Nick Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 20th, 1968. He played high school basketball for Simeon Career Academy and went on to play college ball at Illinois.

Nick was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 1989 and played with them until 2002 when he retired as a professional player. In his 10-year NBA career, Anderson averaged 14 points per game while shooting over 43% from the field overall and 38% from three point range which earned him several All-Star nominations along the way.

After retiring as a player, Anderson started working as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies before taking up a role with ESPN where he currently works as an analyst for NBA games alongside John Stockton and Kobe Bryant . Nick Anderson was a standout player at Illinois and was drafted in the first round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.

He played for four teams in nine seasons before retiring in 2002. Anderson averaged 14.4 points per game during his career and 5.1 rebounds per game, becoming one of only three players to average over 16 points and five rebounds throughout their careers (the others are Karl Malone and Hakeem Olajuwon). He has also been known for his strong defense, ranking among the top 10 rebounders in league history despite never averaging more than 1 steals per game throughout his entire career

7. Paolo Banchero

Power forward

Paolo Banchero Career

  • High school: O'Dea (Seattle, Washington)
  • College: Duke (2021–2022)
  • NBA draft 2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Orlando Magic
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2022), ACC Rookie of the Year (2022), First-team All-ACC (2022), ACC All-Rookie Team (2022), McDonald's All-American (2021), Jordan Brand Classic (2021), Nike Hoop Summit (2021)

He is a power forward for the Orlando Magic and was drafted first overall in the 2022 NBA draft. Paolo started his college career at Duke, but transferred to O'Dea after one year.

He averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks per game during his two seasons at O'Dea. The Orlando Magic selected him with their 1st pick in the 2022 NBA draft and he has since made an impact on the team as a rookie player.

Paolo Banchero was selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft. He played college basketball at Duke University, where he was a consensus second-team All-American and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2022. In his four seasons with Duke, Paolo averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 assists per game.

After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft, Paolo signed with Orlando as an free agent on July 2nd 2019. His first season with Orlando saw him make appearances off the bench but start 11 games during the regular season - averaging 5 minutes per game overall - including 4 starts in their playoff run to reach The Finals for just their third appearance ever.

In 2020-21 he became a starter full time and continued to play key minutes throughout all 82 games (averaging 29 MPG) as they made it all way to The Finals again only to lose 3-1 against Milwaukee Bucks who were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo & Khris Middleton respectively In 2021-22 Paolo increased his averages slightly (24 MPG; 10 PPG; 7 RPG) while leading Duke to another ACC Championship before being named First Team All-ACC and earning Consensus Second Team All-American honors from both ESPN & USA TODAY Sports that year 8 .On June 25th 2022 at age 20 years old Paolo Banchero achieved arguably one of greatest moments of his young career when he scored 23 points off a career best 16 shots – shooting 69% from 3 point range en route setting an NCAA record for most field goals attempted without making any turnovers.

This performance helped lead Duke past #1 North Carolina 87–79 which would eventually give them their first national championship since 1991. 9 .After two more successful seasons at DUuke (2023–24: 28 MPG; 19 PPG; 8 RPG), on July 1st 2025 PAOLO BANCHERO SIGNED WITH THE ORLANDO MAGIC AS A FREE AGENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWO YEAR CONTRACT...

8. Jameer Nelson

Point guard

Jameer Nelson Career

  • High school: Chester (Chester, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Saint Joseph's (2000–2004)
  • NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
  • Selected by the Denver Nuggets
  • Playing career: 2004–2018
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 14, 28, 1, 41
  • 2004–2014: Orlando Magic
  • 2014: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2014–2015: Boston Celtics
  • 2015–2017: Denver Nuggets
  • 2017–2018: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2018: Detroit Pistons
  • NBA All-Star (2009), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005), National college player of the year (2004), Consensus first-team All-American (2004), Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (2004), 3× First-team All-Atlantic 10 (2002–2004), Second-team All-Atlantic 10 (2001), 2× Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team (2003, 2004), No. 14 retired by Saint Joseph's Hawks
  • Points: 9,940 (11.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,595 (3.0 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,508 (5.1 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA U21 World Championship, : 2001 Saitama: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA U21 World Championship
  • : 2001 Saitama: Team

Jameer Nelson played point guard for 14 seasons in the NBA, most notably with the Denver Nuggets. He was a member of two championship teams - with Denver in 2013 and Golden State Warriors in 2018.

Jameer is currently an assistant general manager for the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League. In 2004, he was drafted 20th overall by the Nuggets and went on to play for them until 2018. Jameer has also spent time playing overseas, including spells with French side Le Mans AC (2006–2007) and Spanish club Valencia Basket (2008).

He is married to fellow basketball player Chandra Levy-Nelson and they have one child together - daughter Bailee Rose Nelson-Nicholson Jameer Nelson was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2004 and spent his entire 10-year career with them. He was a three-time All-Atlantic 10 player, twice as Atlantic10 Defensive Player of the Year, and played in four NBA Allstar Games.

Nelson averaged 13 points, five assists, and two rebounds per game during his career.

9. Chuma Okeke

Power forward

Chuma Okeke Career

  • High school: Westlake (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • College: Auburn (2017–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2020–present
  • 2020–present: Orlando Magic
  • Mr. Georgia Basketball (2017)

Chuma Okeke is a 24-year old power forward for the Orlando Magic. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Westlake High School. Okeke played college basketball at Auburn, where he averaged 11 points and 7 rebounds per game as a sophomore before declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft.

The Orlando Magic selected Okeke with the third overall pick of the 2018 NBA draft after he impressed during his pre-draft workouts with teams such as Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. In his rookie season, Okeke appeared in all 82 games for Orlando averaging 10 points and 6 rebounds per game while shooting 43% from three point range.

Chuma is signed through 2021–22 season with an $18 million player option for 2022–23 year." Okeke is a versatile big man who can play both inside and out. He averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and 1 block per game this past season at Auburn. The 16th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic, Okeke will have an opportunity to develop his skills in the league.

Okeke was born in Nigeria but grew up in Atlanta, where he played high school basketball for Oakland County High School Westside Raiders under head coach Dave Pilipovich. Chuma has represented Nigeria internationally on several occasions including at the FIBA U17 World Championship (2015), AfroBasket 2017 (2017) and Olympic Qualifying Tournament (2018). In 2020 he will compete with Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics as they look to qualify for their first ever Olympiad.

10. Nikola Vucevic

Center

Nikola Vucevic Career

  • High school: Stoneridge Preparatory, (Simi Valley, California)
  • College: USC (2008–2011)
  • NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 2011–present
  • 2011: Budućnost
  • 2011–2012: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2012–2021: Orlando Magic
  • 2021–present: Chicago Bulls
  • 2× NBA All-Star (2019, 2021), Montenegrin League champion (2011), Montenegrin Cup champion (2011), AP mention All-American (2011), First-team All-Pac-10 (2011), Second-team All-Pac-10 (2010)

Nikola Vucevic was born in Morges, Switzerland on 24th October 1990. He played college basketball for the USC Trojans before being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2011 NBA draft.

Nikola is a center and has been playing in the NBA since 2011. In 2013, he signed with the Orlando Magic and helped them reach the playoffs that year. Nikola is an efficient player both offensively and defensively and is well known for his shotblocking ability.

Nikola Vucevic is a 7 foot center for the Orlando Magic. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011 and has since played for the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls. Vucevic is a two-time NBA All-Star, Montenegrin League champion, Montenegrin Cup champion, and AP mention All-American who led his team to an appearance in the 2019 NBA Finals where they were defeated by The Golden State Warriors 4 games to 2.

Nikola Vucevic is known as one of the best low post players in basketball with great court vision and passing ability which makes him difficult to defend One aspect of his game that often goes unnoticed however is his rebounding; he averages 13 rebounds per contest over his career (stats at Basketball Reference).

11. Scott Skiles

Point guard

Scott Skiles Career

  • High school: Plymouth (Plymouth, Indiana)
  • College: Michigan State (1982–1986)
  • NBA draft 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 1986–1997
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 5, 3, 4
  • Coaching career: 1996–2016
  • NBA Most Improved Player (1991), Most Assists in One Game (30), Consensus second-team All-American (1986), Big Ten Player of the Year (1986), No. 4 retired by Michigan State Spartans
  • Points: 6,652 (11.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,526 (2.5 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,881 (6.5 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA U19 World Championship, : 1983 Palma de Mallorca: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA U19 World Championship
  • : 1983 Palma de Mallorca: National team

Scott Skiles was a point guard who played in the NBA for 16 seasons. He first joined the Milwaukee Bucks in 1996 and stayed with them until 2016. His best years as a player were with the Orlando Magic, where he won two championships in 1995 and 1999.

After leaving the Magic, Skiles spent time coaching various teams before joining the Bucks again as an assistant coach in 2017. Skiles is a former NBA coach and player who played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns.

Skiles was an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns from 1999 to 2002 before becoming head coach of the Chicago Bulls in 2003. He led Chicago to four consecutive playoff appearances but was fired midway through his fourth season after falling out with then-owner Jerry Reinsdorf In 2007 Skiles returned to coaching as he was appointed head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks where he stayed until being sacked in 2013.

He rejoined Orlando Magic as their new head coach later that year and during his two seasons at the helm led them to back-to-back playoff appearances On June 30th 2016 it was announced that Skiles had been relieved of his duties by Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos following a disappointing start to the 2016–17 season

12. Horace Grant

Horace Grant Career

  • High school: Hancock Central (Sparta, Georgia)
  • College: Clemson (1983–1987)
  • NBA draft 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
  • Selected by the Chicago Bulls
  • Playing career: 1987–2004
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 54
  • 1987–1994: Chicago Bulls
  • 1994–1999: Orlando Magic
  • 1999–2000: Seattle SuperSonics
  • 2000–2001: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2001–2002: Orlando Magic
  • 2003–2004: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 4× NBA champion (1991–1993, 2001), NBA All-Star (1994), 4× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1993–1996), Consensus second-team All-American (1987), ACC Player of the Year (1987), First-team All-ACC (1987)
  • Points: 12,996 (11.2 ppg)
  • Rebound: 9,443 (8.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,575 (2.2 apg)

Grant was a power forward for the Chicago Bulls from 1987 to 2004. In his career, Grant averaged 14.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Grant was named an All-Star six times, won two championships with the Bulls, and led them to their first ever Finals appearance in 1992 against Shaquille O'Neal and the Los Angeles Lakers.

After retiring as a player, Grant served as an advisor for the Chicago Bulls until he left in September 2014. Horace is married to Toni Edmonds and they have three children together - sons Kiari (born 1997), Kofi (born 2001) and Kasper (born 2005). Horace Grant is one of the most decorated players in NBA history. He was a four-time champion and All-Star, as well as an ACC player of the year and First-team All-ACC.

Horace Grant played his entire career with the Chicago Bulls, where he won four championships and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002. After retiring from basketball, Grant became a television analyst for NBC Sports coverage of games. In 2015, he published his autobiography entitled “My Life: The Autobiography” which tells his story from childhood to retirement. Horace Grant has two children – son Austin (born 1996) and daughter Simone (born 2001).

13. Franz Wagner

Small forward

Franz Wagner Career

  • College: Michigan (2019–2021)
  • NBA draft 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2017–2019; 2021–present
  • 2017–2019: Alba Berlin
  • 2018–2019: →SSV Lokomotive Bernau
  • 2021–present: Orlando Magic
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2022), Second-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2021), Third-team All-Big Ten – Media (2021), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2020), BBL Best German Young Player (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Germany, EuroBasket, : 2022 Germany:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Germany
  • EuroBasket
  • : 2022 Germany:

Franz Wagner was born in Berlin, Germany on August 27th, 2001. He is listed at 6'10" and 220 pounds which makes him one of the biggest players in the league.

He played college ball at Michigan where he averaged 10 points per game while shooting 44% from three-point range during his two seasons with the Wolverines. In 2017, Franz joined Alba Berlin of the German League as a 19 year old and averaged 14 points and five rebounds over 28 games before being drafted by Orlando in 2021 with 8th overall pick in draft night festivities.

His rookie season saw him average 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists off the bench for Orlando who reached the Eastern Conference Finals but lost to Cleveland 4-1 series despite Wagner's impressive play (23 minutes total). For his second season with ORL he has been given more playing time averaging 25 minutes per game resulting in an increase of averages across all categories - 17 points 7 rebounds 1 assist while shooting 50% from three point range...leading many pundits to rank him among top SG prospects entering 2020 NBA Draft season.

14. Dennis Scott

Shooting guard

Dennis Scott Career

  • High school: Flint Hill (Oakton, Virginia)
  • College: Georgia Tech (1987–1990)
  • NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 1990–2000
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 3, 4, 9
  • 1990–1997: Orlando Magic
  • 1997–1998: Dallas Mavericks
  • 1998: Phoenix Suns
  • 1999: New York Knicks
  • 1999: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 1999–2000: Vancouver Grizzlies
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1991), Sporting News College Player of the Year (1990), Consensus second-team All-American (1990), ACC Player of the Year (1990), First-team All-ACC (1990), ACC Rookie of the Year (1988), Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1987), First-team Parade All-American (1987), McDonald's All-American (1987), Second-team Parade All-American (1986), Third-team Parade All-American (1985)
  • Points: 8,094 (12.9 ppg)
  • Assists: 1,296 (2.1 apg)
  • Rebounds: 1,774 (2.8 rpg)

Dennis Scott was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 1990, and he played for them from 1990 to 2000. He is best known for his time with the Dallas Mavericks, where he averaged 13.8 points per game over his career.

Dennis Scott has also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies in a career that spans more than 18 years. Dennis Scott was a versatile player who could score in many ways.

He started his career with the Phoenix Suns before joining the Knicks, Timberwolves and Grizzlies. He is best known for his time with the Suns where he won an All-Rookie First Team award and averaged 12.9 points per game. After leaving the NBA, Scott played overseas in Spain, Italy and Israel before retiring in 2007 after 10 seasons of play at age 36 years old due to knee problems

15. Darrell Armstrong

Point guard

Darrell Armstrong Career

  • High school: Ashbrook (Gastonia, North Carolina)
  • College: Fayetteville State (1988–1991)
  • NBA draft: 1991 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1991–2008
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 10, 3, 24
  • Coaching career: 2009–present
  • As player, NBA Most Improved Player (1999), NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1999), Galician Cup champion (1995), Spanish League Top Scorer (1995), Cyprus Basketball Player of the Year (1994), ULEB All-Star (1994), 2× All-USBL First Team (1993, 1994), All-USBL Second Team (1992), 3× USBL All-Defensive Team (1992–1994), First-team All-CIAA (1991), As assistant coach, NBA champion (2011)
  • Points: 7,712 (9.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,269 (2.7 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,394 (4.0 apg)

Darrell Armstrong played professional basketball for 17 seasons, from 1991 to 2008. He was a point guard and spent 10 of those seasons with the Dallas Mavericks.

After retiring as a player, Armstrong became an assistant coach with the Mavericks in 2009. In 2013, he was promoted to head coach of the team's G League affiliate, the Texas Legends, but resigned after one season due to personal health concerns.

Darrell Armstrong was a 6-foot-7 forward who played 13 seasons in the NBA. He started his career with the Atlanta Eagles/Trojans and won two championships as part of the Magic's 2003–2004 squad. After spending three years with New Orleans, he joined Dallas in 2006 where he spent four seasons before joining Indiana midway through the 2008 season.

After leaving Indiana, Armstrong retired from playing basketball in 2009 but continued to coach for Dallas until 2017 when he left to become an assistant coach on Rick Carlisle's staff there.

16. Cole Anthony

Point guard

Cole Anthony Career

  • High school: , Archbishop Molloy, (Briarwood, New York), Oak Hill Academy, (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
  • College: North Carolina (2019–2020)
  • NBA draft 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2020–present
  • 2020–present: Orlando Magic
  • Third-team All-ACC (2020), ACC All-Freshman Team (2020), McDonald's All-American Game MVP (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 2018 Canada: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 2018 Canada: National team

Cole Anthony is a point guard for the Orlando Magic in the NBA. He was drafted by the Magic with 15th overall pick in 2020 NBA draft. Cole Anthony played college basketball at North Carolina and had an impressive stats during his time there, averaging 18 points per game as a freshman and 21 points per game as a sophomore.

After leaving UNC, he signed with Portland Trail Blazers but wasn't able to make much of an impact due to injuries and was traded to OrlandoMagic in January 2021 where he has flourished ever since under head coach Steve Clifford. Cole Anthony is a 2020 draft prospect who was selected by the Orlando Magic. Cole Anthony played college basketball for the Clemson Tigers and was named Third-team All-ACC in 2020.

Cole Anthony won an ACC Freshman of the Year award in 2020 and represented Team USA at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship later that year. Cole Anthony has signed with an NBA team and will play professionally starting in 2020 with the Orlando Magic

17. JJ Redick

Shooting guard

JJ Redick Career

  • High school: Cave Spring (Roanoke, Virginia)
  • College: Duke (2002–2006)
  • NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2006–2021
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 7, 5, 4, 17
  • 2006–2013: Orlando Magic
  • 2013: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2013–2017: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2017–2019: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2019–2021: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2021: Dallas Mavericks
  • Inducted in VHSL Hall of Fame (2021), National college player of the year (2006), 2× Rupp Trophy (2005, 2006), 2× Consensus first-team All-American (2005, 2006), 2× ACC tournament MVP (2005, 2006), 2× ACC Player of the Year (2005, 2006), 2× First-team All-ACC (2005, 2006), Second-team All-ACC (2004), Third-team All-American – NABC (2004), Third-team All-ACC (2003), No. 4 retired by Duke Blue Devils, Second-team Parade All-American (2002), McDonald's All-American Game MVP (2002), Virginia Mr. Basketball (2002)
  • Points: 12,028 (12.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,903 (2.0 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,862 (2.0 apg)

JJ Redick is an American professional basketball player who has played for the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers in his career. He was drafted 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA draft and spent six seasons with them before moving to Milwaukee in 2013.

In 2017 he joined the Clippers and helped lead them to their first playoff appearance since 2012 that year. At 38 years old, Redick is still playing at a high level and looks set to continue doing so for some time yet. Redick is a two-time consensus first-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year.

He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2006 and spent 7 seasons with them before moving to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019. Redick has won multiple awards, including 2 Rupp Trophies (2005, 2006) and a Consensus First Team NABC award (2004). JJ Redick is one of Duke's most decorated players ever, having been selected as an honorable mention Mr.

Basketball (2002), McDonald's All American Game MVP (2002), and Second Team Parade All American (2002).

18. Grant Hill

Small forward

Grant Hill Career

  • High school: South Lakes, (Reston, Virginia)
  • College: Duke (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 1994–2013
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 33
  • 1994–2000: Detroit Pistons
  • 2000–2007: Orlando Magic
  • 2007–2012: Phoenix Suns
  • 2012–2013: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 7× NBA All-Star (1995–1998, 2000, 2001, 2005), All-NBA First Team (1997), 4× All-NBA Second Team (1996, 1998–2000), NBA Co-Rookie of the Year (1995), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995), 3× NBA Sportsmanship Award (2005, 2008, 2010), IBM Award (1997), 2× NCAA champion (1991, 1992), Consensus first-team All-American (1994), Consensus second-team All-American (1993), NABC Defensive Player of the Year (1993), ACC Player of the Year (1994), 2× First-team All-ACC (1993, 1994), Second-team All-ACC (1992), No. 33 retired by Duke Blue Devils, Third-team Parade All-American (1990), McDonald's All-American (1990), Virginia Mr. Basketball (1990)
  • Points: 17,137 (16.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 6,169 (6.0 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,252 (4.1 apg)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player
  • College Basketball Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2014
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  United States, Olympic Games, : 1996 Atlanta: National team, Pan American Games, : 1991 Havana: National team, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 1990 Montevideo: National team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Olympic Games
  • : 1996 Atlanta: National team
  • Pan American Games
  • : 1991 Havana: National team
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 1990 Montevideo: National team

Grant Hill was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Reston, Virginia. After playing college basketball at Duke, Hill was drafted by the Pistons with the third overall pick in 1994.

Over nine seasons with Detroit (1994–2001), Atlanta (2002–2013) and Phoenix (2007-13), Grant Hill became one of the most decorated players in NBA history. In 2001, he won his first championship with Detroit and also earned MVP honors that season.

He was named to five All-Star teams during his career and helped lead Atlanta to their only title in 2002. In 2013, aged 38 years old, Grant Hill announced his retirement from professional basketball after a 13 year career spent mainly with Phoenix Grant Hill is a former NBA All-Star and two-time NCAA champion.

Grant Hill was the ACC Player of the Year in 1994 and won an IBM Award in 1997. In 2000, he joined Orlando Magic where he played for seven seasons before moving to Phoenix Suns in 2012. After spending three years with the Clippers, he retired as a member of Los Angeles Lakers in 2013 at age 38 after 11 seasons in the league.

19. Wendell Carter, Jr.

Center

Wendell Carter, Jr. Career

  • High school: Pace Academy, (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • College: Duke (2017–2018)
  • NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
  • Selected by the Chicago Bulls
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2021: Chicago Bulls
  • 2021–present: Orlando Magic
  • Second-team All-ACC (2018), ACC All-Freshman Team (2018), McDonald's All-American (2017)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA U17 World Cup, : 2016 Spain: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA U17 World Cup
  • : 2016 Spain: National team

Wendell Carter Jr. was born on April 16, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia and is 23 years old as of 2018. He attended Pace Academy before attending Duke University where he played for the Blue Devils from 2017 to 2018.

He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and has since started playing for them in the league. Wendeller Carter Jr.'s height is listed at 6'10" and his weight is 270 lbs which puts him into an NBA power forward position ideally suited for scoring inside and out around the rim or taking over a game defensively if needed due to his size and strength advantage over most players his age level (23).

As a freshman at Duke, he averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist per game while shooting 54% from field goal range en route to being named Most Outstanding Player of Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Debutante Season & ACC Rookie of Year honors - both first-time awards ever given at Duke University.

20. Markelle Fultz

Point guard

Markelle Fultz Career

  • High school: DeMatha Catholic, (Hyattsville, Maryland)
  • College: Washington (2016–2017)
  • NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2019: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2019–present: Orlando Magic
  • Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, SN (2017), First-team All-Pac-12 (2017), McDonald's All-American (2016), FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship MVP (2016)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 2016 Chile: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 2016 Chile: National team

Markelle Fultz was drafted first overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He has since played for the Orlando Magic, where he is currently a player on their roster.

Markelle's exceptional shooting ability and ball-handling skills have made him one of the most promising players in the league. His consistent play has seen him win multiple awards and accolades including an MVP award in 2018 with Philadelphia, as well as Rookie of The Year honours that same year with Washington DC..

In 2019, Markelle signed a contract extension with Orlando which will keep him at the club until 2024 Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz was one of the most highly-touted prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft and is already making an impact on his new team. At 6'4", 190 lbs, Fultz has a big frame that should support him as he continues to develop as a player.

In 2016, he earned First-team All-Pac-12 honors while leading Washington to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in over 30 years. In 2017, he won Third-team All-American accolades from both AP and NABC after averaging 23 points per game for the Philadelphia 76ers - who selected him with the number one overall pick in this year's draft. Despite being just 19 years old, it's clear that Fultz has all of the tools necessary to be successful at the highest level of basketball - including elite shooting ability (he shot 46% from downtown last season).

21. Rashard Lewis

Power forward

Rashard Lewis Career

  • High school: Alief Elsik (Houston, Texas)
  • NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
  • Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
  • Playing career: 1998–2014
  • Position: Small forward / Power forward
  • Number: 7, 9
  • 1998–2007: Seattle SuperSonics
  • 2007–2010: Orlando Magic
  • 2010–2012: Washington Wizards
  • 2012–2014: Miami Heat
  • NBA champion (2013), 2× NBA All-Star (2005, 2009), Mr. Basketball USA (1998), First-team Parade All-American (1998), McDonald's All-American (1998), Texas Mr. Basketball (1998)
  • Points: 15,579 (14.9 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 5,433 (5.2 rpg)
  • Steals: 1,115 (1.1 spg)
  • Medals, , Men’s basketball, Representing  United States, Goodwill Games, : 2001 Brisbane: National team
  • Men’s basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Goodwill Games
  • : 2001 Brisbane: National team

Rashard Lewis was born in Pineville, Louisiana on August 8th, 1979. He attended Alief Elsik High School in Houston and starred for the basketball team there before being drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics at the age of 16.

Lewis spent time with the SuperSonics, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards over a 9-year NBA career playing mainly at small forward and power forward positions. In total he averaged 18 points per game throughout his career while shooting 47% from the field and 38% from three point range.

Lewis retired after spending two years with Miami Heat as their second round draft pick in 2014 aged 43 years old Rashard Lewis is a two-time NBA All-Star and champion. Rashard Lewis was named Mr. Basketball USA in 1998, becoming the first player from Texas to win the honor. In 1998, he was also McDonald's All American nominee and won the award that year as well for his performance throughout high school basketball season.

Following his college career at Arizona State University, Lewis signed with the Seattle SuperSonics where he played for six seasons before joining Orlando Magic in 2009 (where he currently plays). He has since retired from professional basketball but remains active by coaching youth basketball teams across Florida and speaking on behalf of various charities such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

22. Jonathan Isaac

Power forward

Jonathan Isaac Career

  • High school: , Barron G. Collier, (Naples, Florida), International School of Broward, (Hollywood, Florida), IMG Academy, (Bradenton, Florida)
  • College: Florida State (2016–2017)
  • NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–present: Orlando Magic
  • 2018: →Lakeland Magic
  • ACC All-Freshman team (2017), J.U.M.P. Ministries Ordained Minister

Jonathan Isaac was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He attended high school at Barron G. Collier (Naples, Florida) and International School of Broward (Hollywood, Florida).

Isaac played college basketball for Duke University before being drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2018. As a rookie with the Magic, Jonathan averaged 6 points and 4 rebounds per game while making an impact off the bench..

In 2019 he was traded to Sacramento Kings where he has continued to play sporadically throughout the year.. Jonathan Isaac is a talented and skilled player who was drafted 6th overall by the Orlando Magic in 2017. Jonathan Isaac has had an impressive career so far, with highlights including being named ACC All-Freshman Team and winning J.U.M.P Ministries Ordained Minister in 2018.

Isaac will be looking to improve on his performances this season with the Orlando Magic, and may challenge for awards such as Rookie of The Year.

23. Jalen Suggs

Guard

Jalen Suggs Career

  • High school: Minnehaha Academy, (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • College: Gonzaga (2020–2021)
  • NBA draft 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021–present: Orlando Magic
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2021), First-team All-WCC (2021), WCC Newcomer of the Year (2021), WCC All-Freshman Team (2021), WCC tournament MOP (2021), McDonald's All-American (2020), Minnesota Mr. Basketball (2020), Minnesota Mr. Football (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Under-19 World Cup, : 2019 Greece: Team, FIBA Under-17 World Cup, : 2018 Argentina: Team, FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship, : 2017 Argentina: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup
  • : 2019 Greece: Team
  • FIBA Under-17 World Cup
  • : 2018 Argentina: Team
  • FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship
  • : 2017 Argentina: Team

Jalen Suggs was born in 2001 and is a 21-year old point guard for the Orlando Magic. Jalen attended Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota before going on to play college basketball at Gonzaga University.

In 2021, he was selected 5th overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA draft. Jalen has appeared in 231 games (starting 164) over 4 seasons with Orlando, averaging 10 points and 3 assists per game while shooting 43% from three-point range.

He is currently a free agent and remains unsigned as of early 2019 Suggs is a versatile player who can play both the point and shooting guard positions. He was consensus second-team All-American in 2021, making him one of the most decorated players in WCC history.

Suggs helped lead the Cougars to their first conference championship in program history as a junior in 2019, earning WCC Newcomer of the Year honors along the way. The 2020 McDonald's All-American nominee averaged 21 points per game during his senior season at Minnesota before declaring for the NBA Draft following his collegiate career.

24. Terrence Ross

Small forward

Terrence Ross Career

  • High school: , Jefferson (Portland, Oregon), Montrose Christian, (Rockville, Maryland)
  • College: Washington (2010–2012)
  • NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the Toronto Raptors
  • Playing career: 2012–present
  • 2012–2017: Toronto Raptors
  • 2017–present: Orlando Magic
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2013), First-team All-Pac-12 (2012)

Terrence Ross is a 31-year-old shooting guard and small forward who played for the Orlando Magic in the NBA. He was born on February 5, 1991, in Portland, Oregon, and attended Jefferson High School there before going on to play college basketball at Montrose Christian University (Rockville, Maryland).

After two successful seasons with the Magic (2010–12), Ross moved to Toronto where he spent four years playing for the Raptors (2013–16). In 2018, he joined the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent but left after just one season due to mutual agreement. In 2019 he rejoined Orlando and has been playing well for them ever since; his stats include averages of 14 points per game over that period.

Terrence Ross was a highly touted draft prospect who made an immediate impact in the NBA. He played for the Toronto Raptors from 2012 to 2017, where he won two Slam Dunk Contests and was first-team All-Pac-12. In 2017, he signed with the Orlando Magic and has since been a key player on their team.

25. R. J. Hampton

Point guard

R. J. Hampton Career

  • High school: Little Elm, (Little Elm, Texas)
  • NBA draft 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–2020: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2020–2021: Denver Nuggets
  • 2021–present: Orlando Magic
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA U17 World Cup, : 2018 Argentina: National team, FIBA Americas U16 Championship, : 2017 Argentina: National team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA U17 World Cup
  • : 2018 Argentina: National team
  • FIBA Americas U16 Championship
  • : 2017 Argentina: National team

R. J. Hampton was the 24th overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, and he'll be playing with them this upcoming season. Hampton is a point guard/shooting guard who stands at 6'4" tall and weighs 175 pounds.

He averaged 20 points, five rebounds and four assists per game as a high schooler for Little Elm in Texas, so there's no doubt that he has some talent on his side. We're looking forward to seeing what R.J can do this season with the Bucks - we're sure that he'll put up some impressive numbers.

Hampton has spent the entirety of his playing career in the United States, with stints in New Zealand and Denver. Hampton is a versatile defender who can play either at center or power forward. He averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game this past season for Orlando Magic.

26. Moritz Wagner

Forward-center

Moritz Wagner Career

  • College: Michigan (2015–2018)
  • NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 2014–2015; 2018–present
  • 2014–2015: Alba Berlin
  • 2018–2019: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2018: →South Bay Lakers
  • 2019–2021: Washington Wizards
  • 2021: Boston Celtics
  • 2021–present: Orlando Magic
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2018), Big Ten tournament MVP (2018)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Germany, FIBA Europe U18 Championship, : 2014 Bulgaria: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Germany
  • FIBA Europe U18 Championship
  • : 2014 Bulgaria: National team

Moritz Wagner was born in Berlin, Germany on April 26th 1997. He played college basketball for Michigan and joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 as a first round pick (25th overall).

Moritz has spent most of his career playing with the Los Angeles Lakers but he also had short stints with Alba Berlin (2014-2015) and the Milwaukee Bucks (2018-2019). Moritz is known for his powerful dunks and averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game over three seasons with Laker squad.

Wagner, Moritz was born in Germany and played collegiately at the University of Michigan. Wagner came to prominence with his performance for Team Germany in the FIBA Europe U18 Championship where he led his team to a championship victory. After graduating from college, Wagner joined the Washington Wizards as an undrafted free agent and has since developed into one of their key players.

In 2020, Wagner will enter his fourth season with the Orlando Magic and is widely considered one of the best young big men in the league.

27. Steve Francis

Point guard

Steve Francis Career

  • High school: Montgomery Blair, (Silver Spring, Maryland)
  • College: , San Jacinto (1996–1997), Allegany (1997–1998), Maryland (1998–1999)
  • NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
  • Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Playing career: 1999–2010
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 3, 1
  • 1999–2004: Houston Rockets
  • 2004–2006: Orlando Magic
  • 2006–2007: New York Knicks
  • 2007–2008: Houston Rockets
  • 2010: Beijing Ducks
  • 3× NBA All-Star (2002–2004), NBA Co-Rookie of the Year (2000), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2000), Consensus second-team All-American (1999), First-team All-ACC (1999), No. 23 honored by Maryland Terrapins
  • Points: 10,446 (18.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,215 (5.6 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,473 (6.0 apg)

Steve Francis was drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1999 and played for them until 2010. He is most well-known for his time with the New York Knicks, where he won two championships (2007, 2013).

Injuries have slowed down Francis's career over the last few years, but he still has some good basketball left in him. Francis was a point guard for most of his playing career, and he is best known for 3-point shooting.

Francis played in the NBA from 1999 to 2006 with Houston, Orlando, and New York. He was an All-Star twice (2002–2004) and won a Co-Rookie of the Year award in 2000. Francis also had success at ACC level with Maryland Terrapins where he averaged 18 points per game as a senior in 1999 while grabbing 5 rebounds per contest.

After ending his playing days with Beijing Ducks of China's CBA League, Steve now resides back home in Texas after recently retiring from basketball completely last year at age 36 due to injuries sustained during his final season overseas

28. Vince Carter

Vince Carter Career

  • High school: Mainland (Daytona Beach, Florida)
  • College: North Carolina (1995–1998)
  • NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 1998–2020
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 15, 25
  • 1998–2004: Toronto Raptors
  • 2004–2009: New Jersey Nets
  • 2009–2010: Orlando Magic
  • 2010–2011: Phoenix Suns
  • 2011–2014: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2014–2017: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2017–2018: Sacramento Kings
  • 2018–2020: Atlanta Hawks
  • 8× NBA All-Star (2000–2007), All-NBA Second Team (2001), All-NBA Third Team (2000), NBA Rookie of the Year (1999), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999), NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2000), NBA Sportsmanship Award (2020), NBA Teammate of the Year (2016), Consensus second-team All-American (1998), First-team All-ACC (1998), Third-team All-ACC (1997), No. 15 honored by North Carolina Tar Heels, First-team Parade All-American (1995), McDonald's All-American (1995), Florida Mr. Basketball (1995)
  • Points: 25,728 (16.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 6,606 (4.3 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,714 (3.1 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, Olympic Games, : 2000 Sydney: Team Competition, FIBA Americas Championship, : 2003 San Juan: Team Competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Olympic Games
  • : 2000 Sydney: Team Competition
  • FIBA Americas Championship
  • : 2003 San Juan: Team Competition

Vince Carter was born on January 26, 1977 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Vince Carter played college basketball for North Carolina and then entered the NBA as a fifth-round pick by the Golden State Warriors in 1998.

In his nine seasons with the Toronto Raptors (1998–2004) and New Jersey Nets (2004–2009), Vince Carter averaged 21.5 points per game and made three All-Star appearances. After he left the Nets, Vince Carter joined the Dallas Mavericks where he won an NBA title in 2011 before retiring at the end of that season.

Since his retirement from playing professional basketball, Vince has worked as a commentator for ESPN's coverage of various sports events including Wimbledon tennis matches and soccer games featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo among others; additionally he is also involved with several business ventures such as owning a restaurant in Las Vegas called "Carter's Smokehouse".

29. Ryan Anderson

Power forward

Ryan Anderson Career

  • High school: Oak Ridge, (El Dorado Hills, California)
  • College: California (2006–2008)
  • NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
  • Selected by the New Jersey Nets
  • Playing career: 2008–2019
  • Position: Power forward
  • 2008–2009: New Jersey Nets
  • 2009–2012: Orlando Magic
  • 2012–2016: New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans
  • 2016–2018: Houston Rockets
  • 2018–2019: Phoenix Suns
  • 2019: Miami Heat
  • 2019: Houston Rockets
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2012), Second-team All-American – SN (2008), First-team All-Pac-10 (2008)

Ryan Anderson was born in Sacramento, California on May 6, 1988. He played college basketball for the California Golden Bears and went undrafted in the 2008 NBA draft.

Anderson signed with the New Jersey Nets and spent two seasons playing for them before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2011. In 2012, he joined the Indiana Pacers where he remained until 2018 when he was traded to the Pelicans.

In 2019, Ryan Anderson retired from professional basketball following a stint with Turkish club Fenerbahçe Ülker Ryan Anderson is a seven-year veteran of the NBA who has played for three different teams. He was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2009 and spent two seasons with them before being traded to the New Orleans Hornets in 2012.

In 2016, he signed with the Houston Rockets and remained there until 2018 when he was traded to Phoenix Suns. After spending one season with Phoenix, Anderson joined Miami Heat where he currently plays as a reserve forward/center...

30. Aaron Gordon

Power forward

Aaron Gordon Career

  • High school: Archbishop Mitty, (San Jose, California)
  • College: Arizona (2013–2014)
  • NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2021: Orlando Magic
  • 2021–present: Denver Nuggets
  • Third-team All-American – SN (2014), First-team All-Pac-12 (2014), Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year (2014), McDonald's All-American Game MVP (2013), First-team Parade All-American (2013), 2× California Mr. Basketball (2012, 2013), USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2013), FIBA Under-19 World Cup MVP (2013)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA World U19 Cup, : 2013 Czech Republic: U.S. National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA World U19 Cup
  • : 2013 Czech Republic: U.S. National team

Gordon was drafted 4th overall by the Orlando Magic in 2014. Gordon played college ball at Arizona, where he averaged 18 points and 7 rebounds per game as a sophomore and junior.

In his rookie season with the Magic, Gordon averaged 14 points and 5 rebounds off the bench. He improved on both of those averages in his second season (17 points, 6 rebounds), but missed significant time due to injury in 2017-18 (ankle).

After averaging 17 points and seven boards again in 2018-19, Gordon signed a five year $127 million contract extension with the Nuggets on October 25th 2019 Gordon was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school and became one of the most coveted prospects in the NBA.

Gordon had an up-and-down rookie season with the Orlando Magic, but found success as a member of Orlando's bench unit. In his second year, Gordon blossomed into one of the best young forwards in the league and helped lead Orlando to their first playoff appearance since 1996.

The Nuggets acquired Gordon during the 2017 offseason and he has wasted no time establishing himself as Denver's number one option on offense. He is averaging 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists per game this season while shooting 50% from three-point range en route to earning All-Star honors for the third consecutive year...

31. Mike Miller

Small forward

Mike Miller Career

  • 2× NBA champion (2012, 2013)
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2006)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2001)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2001)
  • Second-team Parade All-American (1998)
  • McDonald's All-American (1998)

Miller was a high school standout in Mitchell, South Dakota before playing college ball at Florida. He was drafted fifth overall by the Orlando Magic and played there for three seasons before being traded to Washington in 2009.

Miller spent six seasons with the Wizards before joining Memphis in 2017-18. He has won two NBA championships (with Orlando in 2010 and with Washington in 2013) as well as an Olympic gold medal with Team USA during his career. As a coach, he served as an assistant coach under Rick Carlisle on several teams including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons, winning Coach of the Year honors twice while doing so along the way Mike Miller was a two-time NBA champion and Sixth Man of the Year winner with the Memphis Grizzlies.

After playing for three teams in five seasons, he signed with the Miami Heat in 2010 and helped them to win titles in 2012 and 2013. He then spent one season with Cleveland before joining Houston as an assistant coach in 2018.

32. Gary Harris

Guard

Gary Harris Career

  • High school: Hamilton Southeastern, (Fishers, Indiana)
  • College: Michigan State (2012–2014)
  • NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
  • Selected by the Chicago Bulls
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2021: Denver Nuggets
  • 2021–present: Orlando Magic
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2014), Second-team All-Big Ten (2013), Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2014), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2013), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2013), McDonald’s All-American (2012), First-team Parade All-American (2012), Indiana Mr. Basketball (2012)

Gary Harris was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2014 and spent four years with them before signing with the Orlando Magic in 2022. Gary Harris is a shooting guard who averaged 16 points per game during his time at Michigan State, making him an effective scorer both at the college level and in the NBA.

Gary Harris has excellent ball-handling skills which allow him to create shots for himself or else get open off of passes from teammates. His 6'4" frame makes it difficult for defenders to contest his shots, no matter how well they are defended, and this allows him to score easily from anywhere on the floor.

Harris is also known for being a very good defender; he consistently ranks among the best players at guarding multiple positions across all leagues he's played in thus far career-wise

33. Evan Fournier

Small forward

Evan Fournier Career

  • 2× LNB Pro A Best Young Player (2011, 2012)
  • 2× LNB Pro A Most Improved Player (2011, 2012)
  • LNB All-Star (2012)

Evan Fournier was born in 1992 and is from Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne, France. He played high school basketball at INSEP (Paris, France) before being drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 2012.

After spending two seasons with the Nuggets, he joined the Orlando Magic as a free agent in 2019. Evan has spent most of his career playing for French teams but has also represented Spain on occasion.

Known for his shooting ability from both guard positions and small forward spots, Fournier is one of the NBA's top players heading into the 2020 season Evan Fournier is a talented shooting guard who has spent his entire career playing for the Orlando Magic.

In his first two seasons with the team, he was named to both the LNB Pro A Best Young Player and Most Improved Team lists, and in 2012 he made it onto the LNB All-Star roster. He has represented France at several tournaments, most notably at this year's Summer Olympics where they reached the semi-finals before losing to Spain.

With over 6'6" of height and explosive leaping ability, Evan Fournier is an imposing player on either end of the court; whether driving to the basket or knocking down wide-open shots from long range. As one of only a few players still under contract with Orlando through 2021, Evan Fournier will be looking to continue developing as one of basketball's top stars in years to come

34. Marcin Gortat

Marcin Gortat Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 2002–2020
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 13, 4
  • 2002–2003: ŁKS Łódź
  • 2003–2007: RheinEnergie Cologne
  • 2007–2010: Orlando Magic
  • 2007–2008: →Anaheim Arsenal
  • 2010–2013: Phoenix Suns
  • 2013–2018: Washington Wizards
  • 2018–2019: Los Angeles Clippers
  • German League champion (2006), 3× German Cup champion (2004, 2005, 2007), German Champions Cup champion (2006)
  • Points: 7,951 (9.9 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 6,407 (7.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 915 (1.1 apg)

Marcin Gortat is a Polish center who has spent his entire 10-year NBA career with the Washington Wizards. He was drafted in 2005 by the Phoenix Suns, and has since established himself as one of the better centers in the league.

Marcin Gortat is known for his toughness and rebounding ability, which have helped him to amass over 13,000 points and 4,500 rebounds during his career. In 2020 he announced that he would be retiring from professional basketball following the season finale against Toronto Raptors Marcin Gortat has been a key player for the Washington Wizards over the past few seasons.

He is an excellent rebounder and passer, which has helped lead his team to success. Marcin Gortat was originally drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2007, but he spent most of his time with the Anaheim Arsenal before joining Phoenix Suns in 2010. In 2013, Gortat joined Washington Wizards and has continued to be one of their key players ever since then. His shooting abilities have also contributed a lot to their success.

Marcin Gortat will be playing for Los Angeles Clippers next season after spending two years with Washington Wizards and eight years overall in NBA league

35. Arron Afflalo

Small forward

Arron Afflalo Career

  • High school: Centennial (Compton, California)
  • College: UCLA (2004–2007)
  • NBA draft 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2007–2018
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 28, 6, 4, 10, 40
  • 2007–2009: Detroit Pistons
  • 2009–2012: Denver Nuggets
  • 2012–2014: Orlando Magic
  • 2014–2015: Denver Nuggets
  • 2015: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2015–2016: New York Knicks
  • 2016–2017: Sacramento Kings
  • 2017–2018: Orlando Magic
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2007), Pac-10 Player of the Year (2007), 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (2006, 2007), McDonald's All-American (2004), Third-team Parade All-American (2004)
  • Points: 8,198 (10.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,176 (2.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,386 (1.8 apg)

Arron Afflalo played for the Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets in his NBA career. Arron is a two-time All-Star and was named to the Western Conference All-Star team in 2012.

In 2017, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers as a free agent. Afflalo has also played for Italy's junior national team, winning bronze medals at both the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and 2006 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship tournaments..

He married actress Natalia Tena in October of 2018 after dating since 2016 . Arron Afflalo was a two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year and consensus first team All American. He is best known for his time with Orlando Magic, where he averaged 10.8 points per game over three seasons.

After being traded to Denver Nuggets in 2015, Arron averaged 15.1 points per game over the next two seasons before signing with Portland Blazers in 2017 where he continued to average 18 ppg through 2018 playoffs injury replacement (team went on to lose championship).

36. Patrick Ewing

Center

Patrick Ewing Career

  • 11× NBA All-Star (1986, 1988–1997)
  • All-NBA First Team (1990)
  • 6× All-NBA Second Team (1988, 1989, 1991–1993, 1997)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1988, 1989, 1992)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1986)
  • NBA All-Rookie Team (1986)
  • NBA anniversary team (50th, 75th)
  • No. 33 retired by New York Knicks
  • NCAA champion (1984)
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1984)
  • National college player of the year (1985)
  • 3× Consensus first-team All-American (1983–1985)
  • 2× Big East Player of the Year (1984, 1985)
  • 4× Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1982–1985)
  • 3× First-team All-Big East (1983–1985)
  • Second-team All-Big East (1982)
  • National high school player of the year (1981)
  • McDonald's All-American (1981)
  • 2× First-team Parade All-American (1980, 1981)

Patrick Ewing was one of the most decorated players in NBA history, winning numerous awards and accolades including five MVP Awards, three scoring titles, two Rookie of the Year Awards and two All-Star Games.

He played for the New York Knicks from 1985 to 2002 before joining the Houston Rockets following his retirement as a player. After coaching at Georgetown University (2005–2007), he returned to coach with the Knicks in 2008 but left again after just one season due to differences with team management.

In May 2018, he was appointed head coach of Georgetown Hoyas, his alma mater and current conference rivals who play in Big East Conference USA Division I. Patrick Ewing is married to Donna Smith and they have four children – daughters Kiari Kendrell Ewing (born 1996) and Aneka Elizabeth Ewing (born 2000), son Kiari Mitchell Jr., born 2004) and son Mychelle Gabrielle Faye Ewing (born 2006).

Patrick Ewing is one of the most successful and decorated players in NBA history. He was an 11-time All-Star, 6-time All-NBA First Team selection, 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team honoree and Rookie of the Year winner. A 7' 1" center, Patrick Ewing made his debut with the New York Knicks in 1985 and spent 15 seasons with them before joining Seattle SuperSonics for the 2000–2001 season. After spending two years with Orlando Magic, Ewing joined Houston Rockets as an assistant coach under Rick Adelman from 2003 to 2007 before becoming head coach of Georgetown Hoyas from 2012 to 2017.

In 2017–2018 he led Georgetown to their first ever NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship appearance while also being named 2018 Naismith College Coach of the Year recipient after leading a squad that averaged 80 points per game en route to capturing 34 victories overall (an unprecedented feat). Now entering his 20th year coaching career, Patrick Ewing continues to make a significant impact on both individual players and collegiate programs alike - proving himself as one of basketball's all time greats.

37. Ben Wallace

Power forward

Ben Wallace Career

  • High school: Central (Hayneville, Alabama)
  • College: , Cuyahoga CC (1992–1994), Virginia Union (1994–1996)
  • NBA draft: 1996 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1996–2012
  • Position: Center / Power forward
  • Number: 30, 4, 3, 6
  • 1996: Viola Reggio Calabria
  • 1996–1999: Washington Bullets / Wizards
  • 1999–2000: Orlando Magic
  • 2000–2006: Detroit Pistons
  • 2006–2008: Chicago Bulls
  • 2008–2009: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2009–2012: Detroit Pistons
  • NBA champion (2004), 4× NBA All-Star (2003–2006), 3× All-NBA Second Team (2003, 2004, 2006), 2× All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2005), 4× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006), 5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2002–2006), NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2007), 2× NBA rebounding leader (2002, 2003), NBA blocks leader (2002), No. 3 retired by Detroit Pistons, First-team Division II All-American – NABC (1996)
  • Points: 6,254 (5.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 10,482 (9.6 rpg)
  • Blocks: 2,137 (2.0 bpg)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player

Ben Wallace was a dominant center and power forward in the NBA for 12 seasons. He led the league in Defensive Rating six times and was an All-Star seven times.

Wallace played his entire career with the Pistons, where he won two championships (2004, 2008). After retiring from playing basketball, Wallace became team engagement advisor for the Detroit Pistons.

He is responsible for helping to develop new strategies and techniques for the organization. Ben Wallace is a two-time NBA champion, five-time All-Star, and four-time Defensive Player of the Year. He was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1996 and played for them until 1999 before joining Orlando Magic.

Wallace then spent three seasons with Detroit Pistons before moving to Chicago Bulls where he won another title in 2008. Wallace retired from basketball in 2012 after playing nine seasons with Cleveland Cavaliers

38. Caleb Houstan

Caleb Houstan Career

  • High school: Montverde Academy, (Montverde, Florida)
  • College: Michigan (2021–2022)
  • NBA draft 2022 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Orlando Magic
  • McDonald's All-American (2021), Jordan Brand Classic (2021)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Canada, FIBA Under-19 World Cup, : 2021 Latvia: Team, FIBA Americas U16 Championship, : 2019 Brazil: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Canada
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup
  • : 2021 Latvia: Team
  • FIBA Americas U16 Championship
  • : 2019 Brazil: Team

Houstan was born in 2003 and is from Mississauga, Ontario. He went to Montverde Academy where he played basketball for two years. In 2020, Houstan declared for the NBA draft and was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 32nd overall pick.

Since entering the league, Houstan has spent time with both the Magic and their G-League affiliate team, the Lake Erie Monsters. In 2019–20 season, Housta had his best year statistically as he averaged 16 points per game on 49% shooting from three point range en route to earning an All-Rookie Second Team nomination from Basketball Reference .

As a rookie in 2021–22 season Houstan led Michigan to NCAA Tournament appearance but they were eliminated in second round by Louisville who were led by Rick Pitino who would go on to coach Kentucky Wildcats that won 2016 National Championship under head coach John Calipari

39. Admiral Schofield

Admiral Schofield Career

  • High school: Zion-Benton Township, (Zion, Illinois)
  • College: Tennessee (2015–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–2020: Washington Wizards
  • 2019–2020: →Capital City Go-Go
  • 2021: Greensboro Swarm
  • 2021: Lakeland Magic
  • 2021–present: Orlando Magic
  • 2022–present: →Lakeland Magic
  • AP Honorable Mention All-American (2019), First-team All-SEC (2019), Second-team All-SEC (2018)

Admiral Schofield is a 25-year old small forward who played college ball at Tennessee. He was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2019, and has since been playing for them in the NBA.

Admiral Schofield is known for his Outside Shot and Defense, which have helped him become one of the best players in the league. Admiral Schofield's family originally came from London, England, but they now live in America and he loves everything about it.

Admiral Schofield is an incredibly hard worker both on and off the court - not to mention a total sports enthusiast. Admiral Schofield is a versatile player who can play both guard positions. Admiral Schofield has been playing professional basketball for over two years now and has had success in both the United States and Europe.

Admiral Schofield was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019 and will be joining their NBA team for the 2020-21 season. Admiral Schoffield is known for his scoring ability, averaging 19 points per game throughout his career so far. AdmiralSchofield's versatility means that he can slot into any role on the court, whether it be as a starter or off the bench, which makes him an asset to any team he joins up with next season.

40. Elfrid Payton

Point guard

Elfrid Payton Career

  • High school: John Ehret, (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana)
  • College: Louisiana (2011–2014)
  • NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2018: Orlando Magic
  • 2018: Phoenix Suns
  • 2018–2019: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2019–2021: New York Knicks
  • 2021–2022: Phoenix Suns
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2015), Lefty Driesell Award (2014), Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year (2014), 2× First-team All-Sun Belt (2013, 2014)
  • Medals, , Representing  United States, FIBA World U19 Championship, : 2013 Czech Republic: National team
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA World U19 Championship
  • : 2013 Czech Republic: National team

Elfrid Payton was drafted 10th overall in the 2014 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. After playing one season with the Orlando Magic, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in February of 2018.

Throughout his career, Elfrid Payton has shown great potential as a point guard and is considered to be a promising player in the NBA. He currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks and is expected to make an impact on their team this upcoming season.

Payton was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 2015, and has since played for them as well as New Orleans Pelicans. Payton is a very versatile player who can play both guard positions effectively, though he is known most for his passing abilities. He won numerous awards during his time at Louisiana State University including Lefty Driesell Award (2014) and Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year (2014).

Payton's international career saw him win gold at the FIBA World U19 Championship in 2013 with the United States national team, before playing in two Olympics games - one with Team USA and another with France - between 2016-2018 respectively.

41. Bol Bol

Forward-center

Bol Bol Career

  • High school: , Blue Valley Northwest, (Overland Park, Kansas), Bishop Miege, (Roeland Park, Kansas), Mater Dei, (Santa Ana, California), Findlay Prep, (Henderson, Nevada)
  • College: Oregon (2018–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
  • Selected by the Miami Heat
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–2022: Denver Nuggets
  • 2019–2020: →Windy City Bulls
  • 2022–present: Orlando Magic
  • McDonald's All-American (2018)

Bol Bol is a young power forward/center who was drafted by the Orlando Magic in the 2017 NBA draft. He attended high school at Blue Valley Northwest and then played college basketball at Bishop Miege before transferring to Mater Dei.

Bol has an impressive height of 7' 2" and a weight of 220 lbs, making him one of the most physically imposing players in his league. His offensive game is still developing, but he has shown potential with both scoring and rebounding on occasion.

Bol's biggest challenge moving forward will be adapting to playing against more experienced opponents on a nightly basis; however, his immense size gives him an advantage in that regard nonetheless. Bol Bol is a 7'1" center from Santa Ana, California who was ranked as the best high school player in America by ESPN.

Bol Bol signed with Oregon and played one season with the Ducks before being drafted 44th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. In his rookie year, Bol started 19 games for Miami and averaged 5.8 points and 4 rebounds per game while shooting 54% from the field. For 2020-21 he joined forces with fellow American Windy City Bulls where he averaged 16 points per game on 50% 3 point shooting (43% on free throws) en route to winning WBC Most Valuable Player Award at just 20 years old.

In 2021-22, Bol moved up to Orlando Magic where he has continued to be an efficient scorer averaging 18 points per game off 47% shooting from 3 point range whilst also grabbing 8 rebounds per contest - making him one of deadliest mid/post players in today's NBA landscape.

42. Pat Garrity

Pat Garrity Career

  • High school: Lewis-Palmer, (Monument, Colorado)
  • College: Notre Dame (1994–1998)
  • NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 1998–2008
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 8
  • 1998–1999: Phoenix Suns
  • 1999–2008: Orlando Magic
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1998), Big East Player of the Year (1997), 2× First-team All-Big East (1997, 1998), Third-team All-Big East (1996)
  • Points: 4,017 (7.3 ppg)
  • 3PFG: 631
  • 3P%: .398

Pat Garrity is an assistant general manager for the Detroit Pistons. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1998 and played professionally for them until 2008.

After finishing his playing career, he became an assistant GM with the Pistons in 2009. In 2011, he was promoted to associate GM and has since held that position ever since.

Pat Garrity has a bachelor's degree from Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University School of Management Garrity was a consensus second-team All-American in 1998 and became one of the most prolific scorers in NCAA history.

Garrity won two Big East Player of the Year awards and is third on the all-time scoring list for that conference. Garrity played six seasons in the NBA with Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns, averaging 7.3 points per game along with 631 three pointers made and .398 shooting percentage.

After retirement, Garrity served as an assistant coach at his alma mater Providence before being named head coach at Northeastern University

43. Kevon Harris

Kevon Harris Career

  • High school: , Martin Luther King Jr., (Lithonia, Georgia), DME Academy, (Daytona Beach, Florida)
  • College: Stephen F. Austin (2016–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021: Raptors 905
  • 2021: Zadar
  • 2021–2022: Raptors 905
  • 2022–present: Orlando Magic
  • 2022–present: →Lakeland Magic
  • Southland Player of the Year (2020), First-team All-Southland (2020), 2× Second-team All-Southland (2018, 2019)

Kevon Harris was one of the top shooting guards in college and has been drafted by the Orlando Magic. Kevon is a versatile player who can play both shooting guard and small forward positions.

He averaged 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game at Stephen F. Austin during his junior season in 2016-2017. Kevon will likely contribute on offense for the Magic this season as he gains experience in the NBA competition level.

Kevon Harris is a 2021 draftee who played collegiately at Zadar in Croatia. He was drafted by the Raptors 905 of the NBA G-League and spent two seasons with them before being traded to Orlando in 2022. In his first season with Orlando, he appeared in 61 games and averaged 7 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assists per game.

The Magic waived him at the end of the 2023 season but he signed with Lakeland for 2024 where he has continued to play since then, averaging 12 points and 4 rebounds per game this year so far.

44. Bo Outlaw

Bo Outlaw Career

  • High school: John Jay (San Antonio, Texas)
  • College: , South Plains (1989–1991), Houston (1991–1993)
  • NBA draft: 1993 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1993–2007
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 6, 45, 46
  • 1993: Grand Rapids Hoops
  • 1993: CB Estudiantes
  • 1994–1997: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 1997–2001: Orlando Magic
  • 2001–2003: Phoenix Suns
  • 2003–2004: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2004–2005: Phoenix Suns
  • 2005–2007: Orlando Magic
  • CBA blocks leader (1994), First-team All-SWC (1993)
  • Points: 4,970 (5.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 4,437 (4.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,441 (1.6 apg)

Bo Outlaw was a power forward and center for the Portland Trail Blazers from 1993 to 2007. Bo Outlaw led the league in field goal percentage twice, including during the 2002–03 season when he hit 61 percent of his shots from the floor.

Bo Outlaw was named an All-Star six times and earned three Defensive Player of the Year Awards while with Portland. After playing his final game in 2007, Bo Outlaw announced that he had retired from professional basketball due to recurring injuries sustained over his career.

In 2015, Bo Outlaw became an assistant coach for Texas Southern University's men's basketball team as part of their coaching staff under head coach Jody Conradt Recently, Bo has been working on becoming a full-time NBA analyst for ESPN.. Bo Outlaw was a dominant player in the CBA and later, in the NBA.

He had an impressive rebounding rate for his era and is still considered one of the best rebounders in NBA history. Outlaw also averaged over 1 assists per game during his career and was known as a great passer. Bo Outlaw's story is one of overcoming obstacles, including being born with cerebral palsy which limited his mobility early on in life.

Despite these challenges, Bo Outlaw went on to have a successful professional basketball career and remains highly respected by many fans today

45. Brandon Bass

Power forward

Brandon Bass Career

  • High school: Capitol High School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
  • College: LSU (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
  • Selected by the New Orleans Hornets
  • Playing career: 2005–2020
  • Position: Power forward
  • 2005–2007: New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
  • 2006: →Tulsa 66ers
  • 2007–2009: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2009–2011: Orlando Magic
  • 2011–2015: Boston Celtics
  • 2015–2016: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2016–2017: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2017–2020: Liaoning Flying Leopards
  • CBA Slam Dunk leader (2018), SEC Player of the Year (2005), SEC Rookie of the Year – Coaches (2004), Second-team Parade All-American (2003)

Bass was born in 1985 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bass played college basketball at LSU and was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2005. Bass spent eight seasons with the Hornets before joining the Lakers for the 2015–16 season.

He retired from playing professional basketball following that season. Brandon is a two-time All-Star and has led the NBA in rebounding twice (2011, 2013). He also holds career averages of 12 points and 6 rebounds per game over 886 appearances (.497 FG%, .318 3P%).

In addition to his basketball career, Bass has been involved with several charitable organizations including Make A Wish Foundation, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, United Way of Greater New Orleans and Habitat for Humanity International Fundraising Campaigns division Rebuild Louisiana/ Gulf Coast Region (Bass serves as Governor on Habitat for Humanity National Board of Directors).

On March 27th 2019 he married longtime girlfriend Brittany Cartwright; they have one son together named Knox Alexander bass Jr.(b May 1st 2020)

46. Victor Oladipo

Shooting guard

Victor Oladipo Career

  • 2× NBA All-Star (2018, 2019)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2018)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (2018)
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2018)
  • NBA steals leader (2018)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2014)
  • Sporting News Player of the Year (2013)
  • Adolph Rupp Trophy (2013)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2013)
  • NABC co-Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2013)
  • 2× Big Ten All-Defensive team (2012, 2013)

Victor Oladipo is a shooting guard for the Miami Heat. He was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2013 and has since played with them, as well as the Indiana Pacers.

Victor Oladipo is known for his strong Shooting and Passing abilities which have helped him be one of the most successful players in NBA history so far. In 2018 he won his first championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers after playing an instrumental role throughout the playoffs and Finals.

Oladipo is one of the most decorated players in college basketball history, winning two NCAA championships with Indiana. Oladipo was drafted fourth overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2014 and has since become an All-Star and key player on their team. In 2017, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers where he continued his dominant play, helping them win a second straight championship.

Oladipo is scheduled to join the Houston Rockets for the 2021 season but could potentially sign another contract with Miami Heat afterwards if everything goes well.

47. Rony Seikaly

Rony Seikaly Career

  • NBA Most Improved Player (1990)
  • Consensus second-team NCAA All-American (1988)
  • 3× Second-team All-Big East (1986–1988)
  • No. 4 retired by Syracuse Orange

Rony Seikaly was a dominant center in the NBA for many years. He had an excellent career with the Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors, before retiring in 2000.

Seikaly is one of only two players to ever win three MVPs (the other being Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). He was nicknamed "The Pharaoh" because of his impressive physical stature and play on the court.

Seikaly has been involved in charity work throughout his life, most notably through his support of cancer research initiatives. Seikaly currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he works as a television commentator for Lebanese networks and hosts a show about basketball culture in Lebanon Seikaly was a dominant player in the NBA for many years.

He was drafted by the Orlando Magic and helped lead them to two championship titles. Seikaly also played for the New Jersey Nets and Barcelona, winning several awards along the way. Seikaly is currently retired from playing basketball but still has a presence in international competitions.

48. Rafer Alston

Rafer Alston Career

  • High school: Benjamin N. Cardozo, (Queens, New York)
  • College: , Ventura CC (1994–1995), Fresno CC (1996–1997), Fresno State (1997–1998)
  • NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 1998–2012
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 11, 24, 12, 1
  • 1998–1999: Idaho Stampede
  • 1999–2002: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2002–2003: Mobile Revelers
  • 2003: Toronto Raptors
  • 2003–2004: Miami Heat
  • 2004–2005: Toronto Raptors
  • 2005–2009: Houston Rockets
  • 2009: Orlando Magic
  • 2009–2010: New Jersey Nets
  • 2010: Miami Heat
  • 2011: Zhejiang Lions
  • 2012: Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • Points: 6,799 (10.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,891 (2.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,202 (4.8 apg)

Rafer Alston is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on July 24, 1976, in Queens, New York.

After high school, he attended college at Ventura CC and Fresno CC before being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1998. He played for the Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets during his career.

In 2012 he retired from playing after appearing in 709 games over 13 seasons of NBA play. Rafer Alston is a 12-year NBA veteran who has played point guard for the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Miami Heat. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2002 but never really found his niche in the league.

He moved to Toronto in 2003 and became one of their most important players, helping them reach the playoffs on multiple occasions. In 2010 he was traded to Miami where he played until 2011 when he signed with Zhejiang Lions of China's CBA League. After two seasons there, Rafer returned to play for Los Angeles D-Fenders during the 2013–14 season before retiring from professional basketball altogether at the end of that year..

49. Quentin Richardson

Quentin Richardson Career

  • High school: Whitney Young (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: DePaul (1998–2000)
  • NBA draft 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 2000–2013
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 3, 23, 5, 55
  • Coaching career: 2014–present
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2005), USBWA National Freshman of the Year (1999), Conference USA Player of the Year (1999), 2× First-team All-Conference USA (1999, 2000), McDonald's All-American (1998), Second-team Parade All-American (1998)
  • Points: 8,032 (10.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,666 (4.7 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,138 (1.5 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 1998 Puerto Plata: Team competition1
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 1998 Puerto Plata: Team competition1

Richardson was drafted by the Clippers in 2000, and played for them until 2013. Richardson is best known for his time with the Knicks, where he spent six seasons (2005-11).

In 2014, Richardson became a coach with the Mavericks. He has since been promoted to head coach of their G League affiliate, the Texas Legends. Quentin Richardson was a versatile player in the NBA who excelled at both shooting and ball handling.

He played for three separate teams over his career, most notably with the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks. In 2007, he won the Three-Point Contest while playing for the Miami Heat. After retiring from professional basketball, Quentin became a coach with the Detroit Pistons

50. Drew Gooden

Drew Gooden Career

  • High school: El Cerrito (El Cerrito, California)
  • College: Kansas (1999–2002)
  • NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
  • Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
  • Playing career: 2002–2016
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 0, 9, 90
  • 2002–2003: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2003–2004: Orlando Magic
  • 2004–2008: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2008–2009: Chicago Bulls
  • 2009: Sacramento Kings
  • 2009: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2009–2010: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2010: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2010–2013: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2014–2016: Washington Wizards
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2003), NABC co-Player of the Year (2002), Consensus first-team All-American (2002), Big 12 Player of the Year (2002), No. 0 jersey retired by Kansas Jayhawks, Third-team Parade All-American (1999)
  • Points: 8,653 (11.0 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 5,618 (7.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 896 (1.1 apg)

Drew Gooden was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2002 and played for them until 2016. He is best known for his time with the Washington Wizards where he won three championships (2003, 2005, 2007).

Injuries have been a major contributing factor to Drew Gooden's career; however, he has also had problems with substance abuse and gambling addictions. On February 10th, 2018, it was announced that Gooden had retired from professional basketball due to health issues.

Drew Gooden was a standout player for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2004 to 2008. During that time, he was named NBA All-Rookie First Team and co-Player of the Year. After leaving Cleveland, Gooden spent two seasons with the Chicago Bulls before moving on to Sacramento and San Antonio.

In 2009, he joined Dallas Mavericks but only played one season there before joining Los Angeles Clippers in 2010. In 2013, Drew signed with Milwaukee Bucks where he continued playing until 2016 when Washington Wizards acquired him as a free agent. Drew is now retired after spending most of his career in the Eastern Conference where he won three championships (2008–09; 2012–13; 2017–18).

Final Words

. . . The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in the city of Orlando, Florida. They have had some of the best players in the league throughout its history, including Shaquille O’Neal, Dwight Howard and Amare Stoudemire.

While there are several players who could be considered their all-time bests, these three stand out as some of the most dominant forces to ever play for the team.

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