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Orlando, FL — The Orlando Magic have signed forward Amile Jefferson, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Jefferson originally signed a two-way contract on July 30.
Jefferson (6’9”, 222, 5/7/93) was on a two-way contract last season with the Magic. He appeared in 12 games with Orlando during his rookie campaign, averaging 2.3 and 1.8 rpg. in 5.7 minpg. Jefferson also played in 34 games with Lakeland of the NBA G League, averaging 18.0 ppg., 11.3 rpg. and 3.8 apg. in 33.2 minpg. and was named to the All-NBA G League Third Team.
Not drafted by an NBA franchise, Jefferson has played in 81 career NBA G League games (80 starts) with Iowa and Lakeland, averaging 17.9 ppg., 12.2 rpg. and 3.1 apg. in 34.1 minpg., while shooting .605 (589-973) from the floor. He has been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA G League Second Team, the 2017-18 NBA G League All-Defensive Team, the 2017-18 All-Rookie Team and the 2018-19 All-NBA G League Third Team.
Jefferson appeared in 150 career games at Duke University from 2012-17, averaging 7.2 ppg. and 6.3 rpg. in 22.3 minpg., while shooting .620 (426-687) from the floor. His 150 games are the most played in Duke history and tied for the seventh most all-time in NCAA history. Jefferson helped the Blue Devils capture the 2015 NCAA National Championship. Duke went 124-26 when he played, giving him the third-most wins in program history. At the end of his career, Jefferson also ranked second on Duke’s all-time list in field goal percentage, third in offensive rebounds (361), seventh in blocked shots (138) and 11th in rebounds (944).
ABOUT THE ORLANDO MAGIC
Orlando’s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. Under the DeVos family’s ownership, the Magic have seen great success in a relatively short history, winning six division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2019) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 100,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 7,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) which serves at-risk youth, has distributed more than $24 million to local nonprofit community organizations over the last 29 years. The Magic’s other entities include the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic, which began play in the 2017-18 season in nearby Lakeland, Fla.; the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, which serves as the affiliate to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning; and Magic Gaming, of the NBA 2K League, which began play in the spring of 2018. The Magic play their home games at the award-winning Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. Season ticket plans start as low as $13 per game. For ticket information, log on to OrlandoMagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.