MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Twin Cities native Jalen Suggs was taken fifth overall in the NBA draft Thursday night by the Orlando Magic.
— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 2021
Suggs played high school basketball at Minnehaha Academy before going onto Gonzaga University. In this year’s NCAA Tournament, Suggs hit a shot that will go down in Final Four history — a buzzer-beating three-pointer that sent Gonzaga to the national championship. The Bulldogs lost the championship to Baylor.
In his lone season at Gonzaga, the 6-foot-4 guard averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists a game.
Last season, the Magic went 21-51, the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Suggs’ hometown team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, entered the draft without any picks.