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Josh Magette (born November 28, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Josh Magette
No. 4 – Orlando Magic
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1989-11-28) November 28, 1989 (age 29)
Birmingham, Alabama
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High schoolSpain Park (Hoover, Alabama)
CollegeAlabama–Huntsville (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Landstede Zwolle
2013–2014Los Angeles D-Fenders
2014–2015Koroivos Amaliadas
2015–2017Los Angeles D-Fenders
2017–2018Atlanta Hawks
2017–2018Erie BayHawks
2018Cedevita Zagreb
2018–2019Gran Canaria
2019–presentOrlando Magic
2019–presentLakeland Magic
Career highlights and awards

Early lifeEdit

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he graduated from Spain Park High School in Hoover, Alabama.[1] He spent his collegiate career at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he led the Chargers to three Gulf South Conference championships and two NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship Elite Eight appearances. He ended his career as the school's and the Gulf South Conference's all-time leader in assists.[2]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Magette joined the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2012 NBA Summer League, but did not appear in any games for the team. In August 2012, he signed with Landstede Basketbal of the Netherlands for the 2012–13 season.[3] In 39 games for Landstede, he averaged 11.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

On November 1, 2013, Magette was selected in the second round of the 2013 NBA Development League Draft by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[4] In 52 games for the D-Fenders in 2013–14, he averaged 10.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game.[5]

In July 2014, Magette joined the Orlando Magic for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[6] On August 14, 2014, he signed with the Greek League club Koroivos Amaliadas.[7] In 28 games for Koroivos in 2014–15, he averaged 7.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

On October 31, 2015, Magette was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[8] In 54 games for the D-fenders in 2015–16, he averaged 12.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 2.4 steals per game.[5]

In July 2016, Magette joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On October 3, 2016, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks,[9] but was waived on October 22 after appearing in three preseason games.[10] On October 30, he was reacquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[11]

In June 2017, Magette joined the Atlanta Hawks for the 2017 NBA Summer League.[12] On September 6, two months after a successful Summer League stint, he was signed to the Hawks as the team's first ever two-way contract. Under the terms of the deal, he split time between the Hawks and their new G-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.[13] Magette made his NBA debut on October 18, 2017 in a 117–111 victory for the Atlanta Hawks where he sank his first NBA shot attempt, which was a deep three from the left wing. He had another phenomenal year in the G-League, averaging 15.1 points, 10.2 assists, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.2 steals. Additionally, he had a solid rookie season in the NBA averaging over 3 assists per game.

On June 27, 2018, it was announced that he will join the Golden State Warriors for the 2018 NBA Summer League. On July 27, 2018, he signed with Croatian club Cedevita Zagreb.[14] On November 10, 2018, he was released by Cedevita.[15]

On December 25, 2018, Magette agreed to join Euroleague team CB Gran Canaria.[16]

Magette was playing for the San Antonio Spurs during the 2019 NBA Summer League.[17]

On July 17, 2019, the Orlando Magic agreed to sign Magette to a two way contract.[18] On July 23, he was officially announced.[19]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Atlanta 18 0 12.0 .326 .364 1.000 1.1 3.2 .4 .1 2.6
Career 18 0 12.0 .326 .364 1.000 1.1 3.2 .4 .1 2.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McCarter, Mark (March 17, 2014). "Ex-UAH star Josh Magette now starring in NBDL: 'I have to pinch myself sometimes'". AL.com. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  2. ^ Wong, Trevor (March 11, 2014). "Josh Magette Looking to Prove Doubters Wrong". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "Magette Signs With Landstede Of Dutch Basketball League". uahchargers.com. August 20, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Magette Drafted 23rd by D-Fenders in D-League Draft". uahchargers.com. November 1, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Josh Magette D-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Orlando Magic Announce Roster for Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Josh Magette inks in Greece with Koroivos Amaliadas". Sportando.com. August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "D-Fenders Finalize 2015 Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. October 31, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Josh Magette". NBA.com. October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Hawks Waive Magette, Finalize Roster". NBA.com. October 23, 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  11. ^ Primeaux, Ryan (October 30, 2016). "D-Fenders Finalize Training Camp Roster and Schedule". NBA.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "Reports: Hawks set to add two players to Summer League roster". Peachtree Hoops. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  13. ^ "Hawks Sign First Two-Way Player In Josh Magette; Also Sign Tyler Cavanaugh". NBA.com. September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  14. ^ Cedevita hands playmaking reins to Magette
  15. ^ Cedevita parted ways with Magette and Aguilar, added Banić and Mustapić
  16. ^ "El Gran Canaria anuncia el fichaje del base Josh Magette". Mundo Deportivo. 24 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  17. ^ https://hoopshype.com/rumor/865757/
  18. ^ https://www.orlandopinstripedpost.com/2019/7/17/20698678/orlando-magic-josh-magette-2019-nba-free-agency
  19. ^ "Magic Sign Josh Magette to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019.

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