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Friday, June 30, 2006

Magic sign Gerry McNamara

The potential rookie crop is now 3 with the addition of Gerry McNamara from Syracuse. McNamara averaged 16ppg and 5.9apg his senior year and was the MVP of the Big East tournament. He played 4 seasons in college. He's likely to compete with Travis Diener for a roster spot as a backup SG. This will get even more confusing for Whit Watson, McNamara is white too.

Second round pick James Augustine of Illinois is a banger who averaged 9.1rpg his senior year. He also played 4 years in college. Right now he has a good shot of earning a roster spot as the fourth big off the bench. He'll be competing against Kasun if Kasun shows up. Last year the Magic spent 1811 minutes playing Garrity (943), Outlaw (355), Cato (300) and Kasun (213). Next year most of those minutes will go to Darko.

All 3 potential rookies are four year college players. All are 22, older than Howard, Milicic and Ariza. All played for big schools in major conferences and went deep into the NCAA tournament during their careers. McNamara was a starter when Syracuse won the title in 2003, Augustine was a starter when Illinois lost to NC in the final game, and Duke made the Sweet 16 all four years of Redicks career including the Final 4 in 2004.

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