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Orlando Magic aim to use No. 1 overall draft pick on Jamari Smith


For the fourth time in franchise history, the will have the first overall selection in a of the . With the previous three, they chose Shaquille O’Neal (1992), Chris Webber (1993) already Dwight Howard (2004).

All of these players eventually became legends of the League. For the first time in 19 years, the Magic again he will be able to take the best collegiate player.

All the spotlights point to that Orlando will take with his first selection the brand new striker from Auburn, Jabari Smith. At 2.08 meters tall and just 18 years old, she promises to be one of the next stars of the NBA.

Throughout his collegiate career he proved he could play both forward and post. He manages an excellent defense of three levels and also has a great perimeter shot that makes him very complete.

Smith was unanimously chosen this past year for the team All-American of the NCAA. He was also voted Rookie of the Year at his conference. After just one season in college , Jabari wanted to declare himself eligible for the . With the Tigers he averaged 16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and a solid 42% three-point shooting percentage.

Due to its great defensive capabilities, which has generated comparisons with Herb Jones and Kawhi Leonard, Jabari Smith gets ahead of other guys like like Chet Holmgren and paolo bancheroalthough there could well be a surprise.

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