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The Orlando Magic are among at least five NBA teams interested in signing former Washington State and Cal State Fullerton point guard Josh Akognon to a non-guaranteed deal for training camp, reports David Pick. Akognon most recently played for the Sacramento Kings' summer-league squad in Las Vegas, averaging 19.3 points per game on 53.3 percent shooting in just 18.3 minutes over three games.
The Magic have 15 players under contract, all with fully guaranteed deals, but Jameer Nelson stands as their only point guard. Ish Smith will join Orlando for training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, but it makes sense that Magic general manager Rob Hennigan would want to have at least one more point guard on the roster for coach Jacque Vaughn to evaluate.
Akognon averaged 15.2 points per game in his collegiate career. As a senior at Cal State Fullerton, he posted 23.9 points per game on 40.1 percent shooting from the field and 37.2 percent from three-point range on a whopping 11.4 triple-tries per game. Since college, the 5-foot-11 Akognon has played professionally in Estonia and China. He also spent three games with the Canton Charge, the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA D-League affiliate, in the 2011/12 season.