Continuing their trend from the first round, the Orlando Magic selected defense first small forward Melvin Frazier with the 35th pick in Thursday night’s draft.
Frazier, a three-year man from Tulane, possess’ good size, standing at 6-foot-6 with a 7 and 1.75 foot wingspan. He’s a physical defender, who has shown improvement shooting and scoring the ball over his three years at Tulane.
Taking Frazier not only shores up the Magic’s wing depth, but also gives them another strong defensive option. Much like last years second round selection, Wes Iwundu, Frazier will get after it on defense, but holds a much more developed offensive game than Iwundu does.
With a need on the wing behind Evan Fournier, Terrance Ross and Jonathon Simmons, Frazier has the potential to come in and give them a needed boost off the bench. His athleticism is off the charts as well, with a 40 inch vertical leap.
The Magic will finish off their draft with the 41st selection.