Magic select Caleb Houstan with No. 32 pick

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With the No. 32 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic have selected Michigan wing Caleb Houstan.

Houstan started in all 34 games he played in his lone season for the Wolverines, averaging 10.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. He also made 1.8 three-pointers per game on 36% shooting from beyond the arc. Houstan had a career-high 21 points in a regular-season victory over Rutgers and 13 points in Michigan's first-round win over No. 24 Colorado State.

Before his time with the Wolverines, the Canadian played at Montverde Academy, sharing the court with 2021 draft picks Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham, Moses Moody, and Day'Ron Sharpe. Houstan also represented Canada in various FIBA competitions, winning a silver medal at the 2019 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship.

Bio

  • Position: Wing
  • School: Michigan
  • College experience: Freshman
  • Height: 6-foot-8
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • Wingspan: N/A
  • Max vertical: N/A

Strengths

  • Capitalizes on his three-point catch-and-shoot opportunities from the wing or corner
  • Can make three-pointers over tight contests from defenders
  • Uses his length to disturb on defense by swiping and poking the ball away 1-on-1 and in passing lanes
  • Stays in front of opposing players well

Weaknesses

  • Doesn't finish well around the rim, gets his shot blocked or misses easy looks
  • Limited bounce when jumping from both feet or either foot
  • Drives to the rim are often slow, which can force him into bad floaters or contested shots from mid-range
  • Pull-up shooting is a concern
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