MAGIC SIGN OSBY, FOUR OTHERS; PREPARE FOR CAMP 2013 Training Camp at Amway Center takes place October 1-7


MAGIC SIGN OSBY, FOUR OTHERS; PREPARE FOR CAMP

2013 Training Camp at Amway Center takes place October 1-7

 

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.

 

UPCOMING KEY DATES (all times ET):

* Please visit OrlandoMagic.com/magicpr or call the Communications Dept. to confirm times

 

Monday, September 30: Media Day @ Amway Center, 1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1-Monday, October 7: Training camp @ Amway Center

 

Wednesday, October 9: vs. New Orleans (Jacksonville, FL), 7 p.m. (preseason opener)

Friday, October 11: vs. Cleveland, 7 p.m. (preseason home opener)

Tuesday, October 29: @ Indiana, 7 p.m. (2013-14 Opening Night)

Friday, November 1: vs. New Orleans, 7 p.m. (2013-14 home opener)

 

2013-14 ORLANDO MAGIC ROSTER

(as of September 27, 2013)

 

NO.       NAME                           POS      HT        WT        BIRTHDATE       PRIOR TO NBA/COUNTRY          YRS.PRO

4              Arron Afflalo                         G             6-5          215         10-15-85               UCLA/USA                                            6

11           Glen Davis                            F              6-9          289         1-1-86                    Louisiana State/USA                          6

40           Mickell Gladness                 C             6-11        220         7-26-86                  Alabama A&M/USA                            1

21           Maurice Harkless                F              6-9          220         5-11-93                  St. John’s/USA                                     1

3              Manny Harris                        G             6-5          185         9-21-89                  Michigan/USA                                      2

12           Tobias Harris                        F              6-9          226         7-15-92                  Tennessee/USA                                  2

22           Solomon Jones                   F-C         6-10        245         7-16-84                  South Florida/USA                              7

32           Kris Joseph                           F              6-7          210         12-17-88               Syracuse/Canada                               1

1              Doron Lamb                         G             6-4          200         11-6-91                  Kentucky/USA                                      1

54           Jason Maxiell                       F-C         6-7          260         2-18-83                  Cincinnati/USA                                    8

55           E’Twaun Moore                   G             6-4          191         2-25-89                  Purdue/USA                                         2

14           Jameer Nelson                    G             6-0          190         2-9-82                    Saint Joseph’s/USA                            9

44           Andrew Nicholson               F              6-9          250         12-8-89                  St. Bonaventure/Canada                   1

5              Victor Oladipo                      G             6-4          215         5-4-92                    Indiana/USA                                         R

2              Kyle O’Quinn                        F-C         6-10        240         3-26-90                  Norfolk State/USA                               1

24           Romero Osby                       F              6-8          240         5-7-90                    Oklahoma/USA                                    R

10           Ronnie Price                         G             6-2          190         6-21-83                  Utah Valley State/USA                       8

15           Hedo Turkoglu                     F              6-10        220         3-19-79                  Efes Pilsen/Turkey                              13

9              Nikola Vucevic                     F-C         7-0          240         10-24-90               USC/Montenegro                                2             

 

STAFF

Head Coach: Jacque Vaughn (Kansas)

Assistant Coaches: James Borrego (San Diego), Wes Unseld Jr. (Johns Hopkins), Brett Gunning (UNLV)

Assistant Coaches/Player Development: Laron Profit (Maryland), Luke Stuckey (Iowa Wesleyan)

Athletic Trainer: Keon Weise (Maryland)

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bill Burgos (Austin Peay State)

 

HOW THEY WERE BUILT

NBA Draft:

Andrew Nicholson                First round, 19th pick overall in 2012

Victor Oladipo                       First round, second overall in 2013

Kyle O’Quinn                         Second round, 49th pick overall in 2012

Romero Osby                        Second round, 51st pick overall in 2013

 

Trades:

Arron Afflalo                           From Denver as part of a four-team, 12-player deal on Aug. 10, 2012

Glen Davis                             From Boston along with Von Wafer in exchange for Brandon Bass on Dec. 12, 2011

Maurice Harkless                   From Philadelphia as part of a four-team, 12-player deal on Aug. 10, 2012

Tobias Harris                         From Milwaukee along with Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih in exchange for J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayón and Ish Smith on Feb. 21, 2013

Doron Lamb                           From Milwaukee along with Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih in exchange for J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayón and Ish Smith on Feb. 21, 2013

Jameer Nelson                      From Denver in exchange for a future first round draft pick on Jun. 24, 2004

Hedo Turkoglu                      From Phoenix along with Earl Clark and Jason Richardson in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round draft pick and cash considerations on Dec. 18, 2010

Nikola Vucevic                       From Philadelphia as part of a four team, 12-player deal on Aug. 10, 2012

 

Free Agency:

Mickell Gladness                  Originally signed on Sep. 27, 2013

Manny Harris                         Originally signed on Sep. 27, 2013

Solomon Jones                     Originally signed on Sep. 27, 2013

Kris Joseph                           Originally signed on Sep. 27, 2013

Jason Maxiell                        Originally signed on Jul. 18, 2013

E’Twaun Moore                      Originally signed on Sep. 6, 2012

Ronnie Price                          Originally signed on Jul. 25, 2013

 

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