6ft-8in Hezonja (20), who played at FC Barcelona in Spain last season in the ACB league where he entered the record books as the player to score the most points in a final series match, was the fifth overall pick in yesterday’s draft.
The Croatian was considered by many to be the best wing in the NBA Draft. He will be available to play for the Orlando Magic from the 2015-16 season as there are no contractual issues with FC Barcelona.
“I have been following the Orlando Magic for the last couple of months and I am coming to win and claim lots of titles. It is hard to say what type of player I am. I do all that the coach asks of me. I will give it my all to win titles for Orlando,” said Hezonja after the draft.