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Orlando Magic | #50 | Guard

Cole

Anthony

PPG

16.3

RPG

5.4

APG

5.7

PIE

10.6

HEIGHT

6'3" (1.91m)

WEIGHT

185lb (84kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

North Carolina

AGE

22 years

BIRTHDATE

May 15, 2000

DRAFT

2020 R1 Pick 15

EXPERIENCE

2 Years

6'3" | 185lb | 22 years

DRAFT

2020 R1 Pick 15

BIRTHDATE

May 15, 2000

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

North Carolina

EXPERIENCE

2 Years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2020-21 SEASON: Appeared in 47 games (34 starts) during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 12.9 ppg., 4.7 rpg. and 4.1 apg. in 27.1 minpg., while shooting .832 (109-131) from the free throw line…Ranked among all NBA rookies in scoring (4th), rebounding (T-7th), assists (4th), free throw percentage (5th) and minutes played (9th)…As a starter, averaged 14.2 ppg., 4.7 rpg. and 4.1 apg. in 28.8 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring six times, in rebounding three times and in assists a team-high 18 times…Scored in double figures 32 times, 20+ points four times and 30+ points once, including a career-high 37 points on May 16 @ Chicago…Hit game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer on Jan. 20 @ Minnesota and made game-winning three-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining on May 1 vs. Memphis…Had at least one steal 20 times and two-or-more steals seven times, including a career-high three steals on Jan. 16 @ Brooklyn and May 1 vs. Memphis…Had at least one blocked shot 15 times and two-or-more blocks four times…Made NBA debut on Dec. 23 vs. Miami, tallying six points, six assists, two rebounds and two steals in 19:11…Scored his first career NBA points on a jumper with 10:34 left in the second quarter…Made first career NBA start on Jan. 8 @ Houston, recording 15 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 28:06…Missed 25 games due to injury/illness: missed three games (Feb. 11-14) due to a strained right shoulder and 22 games (Feb. 17-Apr. 4) due to a non-displaced fracture of the right first rib.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (15th overall) of the 2020 NBA Draft.

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played in 22 games (20 starts) during one season at the University of North Carolina, averaging 18.5 ppg., 5.7 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 1.32 stlpg. in 34.9 minpg….Led the Tar Heels in scoring and had the second-highest scoring average for a freshman in school history…Named Third Team All-ACC and to the All-ACC Freshman Team…Earned the ACC Player of the Week award once (period ending Nov. 10) and ACC Freshman of the Week honors twice…Scored 20+ points nine times, including a career-high 34 points during his collegiate debut on Nov. 6, 2019 vs. Notre Dame…The 34 points was the most-ever by a UNC and ACC freshman…Also had four games with 10+ rebounds…Missed 11 games (Dec. 15-Jan. 27) after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure to treat a partially torn meniscus in his right knee on Dec. 16.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Cole Hilton Anthony…Son of Crystal McCrary and 11-year NBA veteran Greg Anthony...Born in Portland, Oregon…Moved to New York City as a young child and lived there until his junior year of high school…Played three years at Archbishop Malloy High School in New York before transferring to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia…As a high school senior (2018-19), named 2019 USA Today First Team All-America and the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year…Most Valuable Player of both the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game and the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic…A member of the U18 USA National Team, earned All-Tournament honors at the 2018 FIBA U18 Americas Championships and led Team USA in scoring at the 2019 Nike Hoops Summit...You can follow him on Twitter: @The_ColeAnthony and on Instagram: @the_cole.anthony.