Saint Joseph’s Jordan Hall – The Mercury News

The Orlando Magic, owners of the Nos. 1, 32 and 35 picks in the NBA draftwill have multiple chances to add to their roster on June 23.

After kicking off a rebuild in March 2021, the Magic already have significant young talent. Orlando has nine players who were drafted in the first round since 2017 signed to contracts for the 2022-23 season.

Nevertheless, the Magic have clear needs after finishing 2021-22 with a 22-60 record.

As the roster stands, Orlando needs a 3-and-D wing/forward — with an emphasis on reliable 3-point shooting — who has good size and length for their position. The Magic also could use another big/center, depending on what happens with Mo Bamba’s restricted free agency.

After taking a step forward in their pre-draft evaluations during the mid-May NBA draft combine in Chicago, the Magic are hosting prospects for workouts ahead of the draft.

This story is part of a series on players the Magic either interviewed or worked out in Orlando:

Jordan Hall (Saint Joseph’s)

Height: 6-foot-8 | Weight: 210 pounds | Age: 20 | Wingspan: 6-foot-9

2021-22 averages: 14.1 points (39.3% from the field — 42% on 2s, 36.2% on 3s), 6.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.2 steals.

Connection: Worked out for the Magic on May 31

Note: Just because a player is working out for a team doesn’t mean they’re a target to be drafted. A team not working out a prospect also doesn’t mean they won’t draft them. Six pre-draft prospects are allowed on the court at a time and aren’t allowed on the court with NBA players. Some players sought feedback from NBA teams ahead of the Wednesday deadline college players have to decide whether they’ll stay in the draft or withdraw and keep any remaining collegiate eligibility.

The buzz: Hall was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie team after averaging 10.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.7 assists in his first season with the Hawks. He ranked 11th in assists per game among Division 1 players. Hall participated in the G League Elite Camp in mid-May.

Scouting report: Point forward whose size, handle and vision make him a dangerous distributor in multiple situations. Patient ballhandler who processes the floor and passing lanes quickly. He Manipulates help defenders well as a ball handler. Good on catch and shoot 3s, and his range he extends a few feet from beyond arc, allowing him to play off the ball. Solid on pull-up 3s, too. He said Can mismatch hunt in the post and crafty in the mid-range.

Struggles with getting to the rim because of his lack of burst, even against bigs. Defensively, his effort is present but he struggles with man-to-man defense because of his technique and lack of quickness. He is Turnover prone (3.5 turnovers per game), some of which can be attributed to being the main ball handler in college.

Fit: Hall isn’t projected to be drafted. Although he’s a wing who can shoot, he mainly operates as a ball handler and would have a hard time getting consistent usage with Cole Anthony, Markelle Fultz, RJ Hampton, Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner on the roaster. His skillset his at that size could make him an interesting option for Orlando’s G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic.

This article first appeared on OrlandoSentinel.com. Email Khobi Price at khprice@orlandosentinel.com or follow him on Twitter at @khobi_price.

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