Orlando Magic Spotlight: Anthony Brown

Hailing from California, Anthony Brown made quite the impression on scouts throughout his high school years. By the time he graduated, Brown had led his team to a state championship as well as named league MVP, CIF Southern Section Player of the Year, along with First Team All-State. It came as no shock when the…

Orlando Magic Spotlight: CJ Watson

Charles Akeem Jr, or CJ Watson, was always a force to be reckoned with on a basketball court. Born in Las Vegas, he led his high school team, Bishop Gorman, to multiple state championship victories. He wasn’t the only basketball player in the house though, with his brother, Kashif, going to play basketball at the…

CJ Wilcox

Orlando Magic Spotlight: CJ Wilcox

CJ Wilcox spent his early life being raised by his grandmother before making the move to Utah to reunite with his father as a toddler. There, he quickly picked up an affinity for basketball and joined the local youth league. Wilcox played with current professional basketball player, Tyler Haws throughout his child as well as…

Orlando Magic Spotlight: Jodie Meeks

While Jodie Meeks may have been born in Nashville, he grew up in Norcross, Georgia to be a basketball star. In high school, he lead his team to their first ever championship in their senior season. This feat earned him praise from around the state including multiple “Player of the Year” awards and MVP of…

D.J. Augustin

Orlando Magic Spotlight: D. J. Augustin

D.J. Augustin had a tough road ahead of him during his teen years after being forced out of his home in New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. However, he continued to play basketball in his new home in Texas where he garnered a reputation as a weapon on offense. Unsurprisingly he would go on to…

Bismack Biyombo

Orland Magic Spotlight: Bismack Biyombo

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bismack Biyombo was already a standout basketball player during his youth. At the age of sixteen, he entered a basketball tournament in Yemen where he left an impression on a few of the coaches and players. Mario Palma, a previous coach for the African country of Angola, offered…

Evan Fournier

Orlando Magic Spotlight: Evan Fournier

Evan Fournier is the Orlando Magic’s current shooting guard hailing from France. He realized his love for basketball at the age of ten when he watched the Sacramento Kings be defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002. Who knew that a Conference Final game would be more influential than a typical NBA Championship, but…

Nikolas Vucevic

Orlando Magic Spotlight: Nikola Vucevic

Perhaps one of the most well-travelled players on the Magic squad, Nikola Vucevic spent most of his childhood playing basketball in a different country. Originally from Switzerland, he moved to Belgium with the dreams of following in his parents’ footsteps to be a professional basketball player. However a move to Montenegro in his teen years…

Mario Hezonja

Orlando Magic Spotlight: Mario Hezonja

Mario Hezonja is a more recent addition to the Orlando Magic, joining the team in 2015 for his rookie year. While he hasn’t had many opportunities to shine in the NBA yet, Hezonja has already proven himself to be a talented athlete. Easily turning heads in Europe at such a young age means that this…

Serge Ibaka

Orlando Magic Spotlight: Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka represents a heartwarming story that many athletes hope to accomplish. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ibaka began playing basketball at a young age due to his tough home life. Because of the Second Congo War, Ibaka’s father was taken as a prisoner of war and his mother died when he was…