Magic Sign Osby, Four Others; Prepare for Camp
Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Romero Osby, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. In addition to Osby, the Magic have signed free agents Mickell Gladness (#40, 6-11, 220, 7/26/86, Alabama A&M), Manny Harris (#3, 6-5, 185, 9/21/89, Michigan), Solomon Jones (#22, 6-10, 245, 7/16/84, South Florida) and Kris Joseph (#32, 6-7, 210, 12/17/88, Syracuse). The roster currently stands at 19 players (roster to follow).
Osby (AHZ-bee, 6’8”, 230, 5/7/90) was selected by Orlando in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft. He appeared and started in 63 career games during two seasons at the University of Oklahoma, averaging 14.4 ppg., 7.2 rpg. and 1.1 apg. in 29.4 minpg., while shooting .509 (321-631) from the field. Osby also played in 71 games (three starts) in two seasons at Mississippi State University, averaging 4.2 ppg. and 2.6 rpg. in 12.8 minpg.
The Magic will hold their 2013 training camp at the Amway Center in Orlando, beginning Tuesday, October 1. Practices will be held on the Magic practice court at the Amway Center from October 1-7. On select days, the Magic will hold a second practice. All sessions are closed to the public.
Orlando begins the preseason in Jacksonville, Florida against New Orleans on Wednesday, October 9 (7 p.m.). The Magic will host their preseason home opener at the Amway Center on Friday, October 11 against Cleveland. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The Magic open the 2013-14 regular season at Indiana on Tuesday, October 29. Orlando’s regular season home opener will be on Friday, November 1 against New Orleans (7 p.m.). For ticket information, please call (407) 89-MAGIC or visit OrlandoMagic.com.
The Magic will also host “Open House” at Amway Center, which will be free to the public, on Saturday, October 12 from noon-3 p.m. For more information, please visit OrlandoMagic.com.