Magic Sign Amile Jefferson
ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic have signed forward Amile Jefferson, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Jefferson originally signed a two-way contract on July 30.
Jefferson (6’9”, 222, 5/7/93) was on a two-way contract last season with the Magic. He appeared in 12 games with Orlando during his rookie campaign, averaging 2.3 and 1.8 rpg. in 5.7 minpg. Jefferson also played in 34 games with Lakeland of the NBA G League, averaging 18.0 ppg., 11.3 rpg. and 3.8 apg. in 33.2 minpg. and was named to the All-NBA G League Third Team.
Not drafted by an NBA franchise, Jefferson has played in 81 career NBA G League games (80 starts) with Iowa and Lakeland, averaging 17.9 ppg., 12.2 rpg. and 3.1 apg. in 34.1 minpg., while shooting .605 (589-973) from the floor. He has been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA G League Second Team, the 2017-18 NBA G League All-Defensive Team, the 2017-18 All-Rookie Team and the 2018-19 All-NBA G League Third Team.
Jefferson appeared in 150 career games at Duke University from 2012-17, averaging 7.2 ppg. and 6.3 rpg. in 22.3 minpg., while shooting .620 (426-687) from the floor. His 150 games are the most played in Duke history and tied for the seventh most all-time in NCAA history. Jefferson helped the Blue Devils capture the 2015 NCAA National Championship. Duke went 124-26 when he played, giving him the third-most wins in program history. At the end of his career, Jefferson also ranked second on Duke’s all-time list in field goal percentage, third in offensive rebounds (361), seventh in blocked shots (138) and 11th in rebounds (944).