The Orlando Magic plunged down the University of Michigan pipeline again, picking Caleb Houstan at No. 32 in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday.
The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 10.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in his first year with the Wolverines.
“He does a lot of things that don’t show up in the box score,” Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman told the Orlando Sentinel Thursday night. “He’s just a very smart, solid player who is quietly doing winning things, that’s kind of his personality as well.”
Franz Wagner, who the Magic picked 8th overall in last year’s draft, Moe Wagner and Ignas Brazdeikis were former Michigan players on Orlando’s 2021-22 roster. Brazdeikis had a two-way contract.
The Magic originally had the No. 1 and No. 32 picks before receiving Indiana’s No. 35 via Milwaukee.
Orlando traded the No. 35 pick to the Los Angeles Lakers hours before the draft.
Houstan joins No. 1 pick Paolo Banchero in the Magic 2022 draft class.