Magic Acquire Draft Rights to Justin Harper

June 23, 2011

Orlando, FL –
The Orlando Magic have acquired the draft rights to forward/center Justin Harper (32nd overall of the 2011 NBA Draft) in exchange for two future second round draft picks.

Harper (6’10”, 225, 8/30/89) appeared in 137 career games at the University of Richmond, averaging 10.6 ppg. and 4.8 rpg. in 22.9 minpg. during his collegiate career. He also shot .382 (179-468) from three-point range. As a senior (2010-11), Harper played in 37 games, averaging 17.9 ppg., 6.9 rpg., 1.2 apg. and 1.2 blkpg. in 31.8 minpg. He was named First Team All-Atlantic 10, leading the Spiders in both scoring and rebounding. Harper scored 20-plus points 14 times, including a career-high 30 points against George Washington.

Harper leaves Richmond ranked fifth all-time in school history with 179 three-pointers made. He also ranks seventh all-time with 113 blocked shots and 11th all-time with 1,457 points.

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