Magic select Canadian Caleb Houstan with No. 32 pick in NBA Draft

Michigan State guard Max Christie is defended by Michigan forward Caleb Houstan (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Michigan Wolverines forward and Mississauga, Ont., native Caleb Houstan has been selected by the Orlando Magic with the second pick of the second round of the NBA Draft, 32nd overall.

Houstan averaged 10.1 points ad four rebounds per game with the Wolverines as a freshman, playing in 34 games in 2021-22.

The pick followed fellow Canadian Andrew Nembhard, who went 31st overall to the Indiana Pacers, the second pair of Canadians to go back-to-back in the draft after Bennedict Mathurin and Shaedon Sharpe went sixth and seventh overall.

Also representing on the international stage, Houston played for Canada in the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Latvia in 2021, leading them to a bronze medal averaging 17 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in the event.

Orlando picked first overall in the draft, selecting Paolo Banchero out of Duke University, and used their second-round pick on Houstan.

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