Magic Select Stephen Zimmerman In Draft
The Orlando Magic have selected Stephen Zimmerman in the second round (41st overall) of NBA Draft 2016. In addition, Orlando has acquired a future second round draft pick and cash considerations from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for the draft rights to Jake Layman (47th overall), General Manager Rob Hennigan announced tonight.
Zimmerman (7’0”, 240, 9/9/96) played in 26 games (24 starts) with UNLV as a freshman last season, averaging 10.5 ppg., a team-high 8.7 rpg. and a team-high 1.96 blkpg. in 26.2 minpg. He ranked second in the Mountain West Conference in blocked shots and third in rebounding. Zimmerman scored in double figures 17 times, including a career-high 21 points on Feb. 2 @ New Mexico. He pulled down 10+ rebounds 13 times, including a career-best 16 boards on Jan. 19 @ Utah State.