The former Duke Basketball standout forward Amile Jefferson has agreed to a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic.
Amile Jefferson is not a player that is going to make the highlight reel play, but he is going to do everything right, on and off the court, to ensure that the team is in the best position to win.
Through his dominant play in the NBA G-League with the Iowa Wolves and in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Amile Jefferson has signed a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic.
Jefferson becomes the second former Duke Basketball player to sign a two-way contract since the Las Vegas Summer League ended as Trevon Duval signed the same contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
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In his 47 games in the NBA G-League, Jefferson averaged 17.8 points and 12.9 rebounds per game.
Jefferson then signed a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves right before the playoffs began, but never saw the floor in the T-Wolves First Round series against the Houston Rockets.
In the Las Vegas Summer League, Jefferson’s scoring numbers took a bit of a dip, but his rebounding numbers were as good as ever.
Jefferson scored 8.6 points per game and pulled down 12.6 rebounds per game, which led the entire Las Vegas Summer League.
The Magic’s frontcourt seems quite crowded at the moment with players like Mo Bamba, Aaron Gordon, and Jonathan Issac, among others, but the NBA is a grueling 82 game season and the Magic need to do some serious evaluating on which players will be around for the long haul, so Jefferson will have the chance to prove his worth with a rebuilding franchise.
The former five-year Duke Basketball player has proven he can compete against NBA competition, it’s now just up to a team giving him a shot to showcase his skills on the big stage and under the bright lights of the NBA.