Iowa’s Devyn Marble signs with Orlando
Devyn Marble?s dream of the NBA got one step closer Thursday. The former all-Big Ten guard at Iowa has signed a contract with the Orlando Magic, the NBA club announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Marble was a second-round draft pick, the 56th selection overall. The Magic got his rights in a trade with Denver. Marble averaged 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in five summer-league games with the Magic. He made just five of 16 3-pointers and shot 37.2 percent from the field. ?We thought Devyn played really well,? said Orlando general manager Rob Hennigan. ?He competed on both ends of the floor and his overall understanding of how to play the game of basketball is a positive for him. I think he?ll have a good chance to make our team.? Marble is the first Iowa player to get drafted since Adam Haluska went in the second round of the 2007 draft (43rd overall) to New Orleans. Marble, who is represented by former Iowa point guard and Chicago Bulls World Champion B.J. Armstrong, averaged 17 points overall and 18.3 in Big Ten play as a senior. He finished as Iowa?s fifth-leading career scorer with 1,690 points. ?Orlando is a great organization for me,? Marble said on the night of the draft. They?ve got some young guys with talent. I think it?s a good spot for me, to be honest.? If Marble doesn?t make the Orlando roster, he could end up with the Erie BayHawks, the Magic?s NBDL affiliate.
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