Orlando Magic select Bamba with 6th pick in NBA Draft

- The Orlando Magic have selected former Texas Longhorns forward Mohamed Bamba as the sixth pick in in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Bamba, 20, is a 6-foot-11 center who measured with a NBA Draft Combine-record 7-foot-10 wingspan.  He averaged 3.7 blocks per game and 10.5 rebounds per game last year.  He has the longest wingspan ever recorded among draft-eligible players at 7 feet, 10 inches.

Orlando picked at No. 6 in the draft for a second straight season, selecting Jonathan Isaac in 2017. The Magic have missed the playoffs each of the last six seasons and, as a result, have picked in the lottery six straight years. They drafted Victor Oladipo (No. 2) in 2013, Aaron Gordon (No. 4) in 2014, traded for Elfrid Payton (No. 10) in 2014, Mario Hezonja (No. 5) in 2015 and Domantas Sabonis (No. 11) in 2016.

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