May 12, 1998
2018 R1 Pick 6
7'0" | 231lb | 24 years
2018 R1 Pick 6
May 12, 1998
2020-21 SEASON: Played in 46 games (five starts) with Orlando, averaging 8.0 ppg., 5.8 rpg. and 1.26 blkpg. in 15.8 minpg.…As a starter, averaged 11.4 ppg., 11.2 rpg., 1.6 apg. and 2.40 blkpg. in 26.9 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring four times, in rebounding nine times and in assists twice…Scored in double figures 18 times and 20+ points twice, including a career-high 22 points on May 3 @ Detroit…Had 10+ rebounds six times, including a career-high 18 rebounds on May 7 @ Charlotte…Had four double-doubles…Had at least one blocked shot 32 times and two-or-more blocks 16 times, including a season-high four blocked shots three times, the last on May 7 @ Charlotte…Had a career-high three steals on May 5 vs. Boston…Logged a career-high 33:30 on May 7 @ Charlotte…Recorded 200th career NBA blocked shot on May 5 vs. Boston…Passed both Tony Battie (205) for tenth place and Jonathan Isaac (206) for ninth place on the Magic’s all-time blocked shots list on May 9 vs. Minnesota…Missed 11 games due to injury/illness: missed five games (Jan. 15-22) due to health and safety protocols, one game (Mar. 21) due to left hamstring tightness/sprained right big toe, one game (Mar. 23) due to a sprained right big toe, two games (Apr. 14-16) due to a left hip contusion and two games (May 11-13) due to an illness (non-Covid)…DNP-CD 15 times.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 155 career NBA regular season games (six starts), all with Orlando, averaging 6.4 ppg., 5.2 rpg. and 1.34 blkpg. in 15.3 minpg.…2019-20: Appeared in 62 games with Orlando, averaging 5.4 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 1.39 blkpg. in 14.2 minpg.…Ranked 13th in the NBA in blocked shots…Led (or tied) the team in rebounding five times…Scored in double figures nine times…Had two double-doubles…Had 10+ rebounds five times…Had at least one blocked shot 45 times and two-or-more blocks 24 times, including a career-high-tying five blocks on Feb. 24 @ Brooklyn…Had at least one steal 17 times and two-or-more steals six times…Missed six games due to injury/illness: missed two games (Nov. 1, 6) due to load management/injury recovery, left shin, two games (Dec. 27-28) due to a sprained right ankle, one game (Feb. 12) due to the flu and one game (Aug. 11) due to a migraine headache…DNP-CD five times…Diagnosed with Covid-19 on June 11…Left the NBA Campus at Walt Disney World on Aug. 14 for a comprehensive post-Covid-19 evaluation and missed the 2020 NBA Playoffs…2018-19: Played in 47 games (one start) during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 6.2 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 1.36 blkpg. in 16.3 minpg.…Ranked among all NBA rookies in rebounding (sixth) and blocked shots (third)… Led (or tied) the team in rebounding three times…Scored in double figures seven times…Pulled down 10+ rebounds three times…Recorded one double-double…Had first career double-double (12 points/11 rebounds) on Nov. 4 @ San Antonio…Had at least one blocked shot 36 times and two-or-more blocks 19 times, including a career-high five blocks on Oct. 30 vs. Sacramento…Had at least one steal ten times and two-or-more steals three times…Made his NBA debut on Oct. 17 vs. Miami, tallying 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes…His 13 points were the most ever scored by a Magic rookie in their NBA debut…Scored his first NBA points on a driving layup with 2:28 left in the first quarter…Made first NBA start on Dec. 19 vs. San Antonio, recording seven points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and two steals in a career-high 26 minutes (25:40)…Missed 34 games due to injury: missed four games (Jan. 9-16) due to a sore left foot, one game (Feb. 2) due to a sore lower left leg and 29 games (Feb. 5-Apr. 10) due to a stress fracture of his left tibia…DNP-CD once…Did not play during the 2019 NBA Playoffs due to injury.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2018 NBA Draft.