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Magic Prepare For Camp

Here is the official word from the Magic:

Amway Center to serve as site for 2012 Training Camp

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic will hold their 2012 training camp at the Amway Center in Orlando, beginning Tuesday, October 2. In addition, the Magic have signed free agents Armon Johnson (#1, 6-3, 195, 2/23/89, Nevada) and DeQuan Jones (#20, 6-8, 221, 6/20/90, Miami-FL). The roster currently stands at 19 players (roster to follow).

Practices will be held on the Magic practice court at the Amway Center twice per day from October 2-4 from 10 a.m. until approximately noon, then and again from 5 p.m. until approximately 7 p.m. All sessions are closed to the public. Media availability will be towards the end of each workout. Head Coach Jacque Vaughn will be available after each session, while players will be available following the morning workouts only. All times and length of practices are subject to change. For updated practice schedules, please visit the Orlando Magic Media Central website at<>. You can also follow the Magic Communications Department on Twitter for updates – @Magic_PR<> (only media will be granted access).

On October 5, the Magic will practice from 10 a.m. until approximately noon, then depart for their preseason opener against New Orleans in Mexico City. Orlando begins the preseason against the Hornets on Sunday, October 7 (2:30 p.m.). The Magic will host their preseason home opener at the Amway Center on Thursday, October 11 against Philadelphia. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The Magic open the 2012-13 regular season at home on Friday, November 2 against the Denver Nuggets. For ticket information, please call (407) 89-MAGIC or visit<>.

The Magic will also hold an open practice at Amway Center, which will be free to the public, on Monday, October 29. Doors will open to the general public at 6:30 p.m., with the practice beginning at 7 p.m.

TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE (Subject to Change) – All practices at Amway Center and all times ET
* Please visit or call the Communications Dept. to confirm times
Monday, October 1: Media Day, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2-Thursday, October 4: Practice #1, 10 a.m.-approx. 12 p.m.; Practice #2, 5 p.m.-approx. 7 p.m.
Friday, October 5: Practice, 10 a.m.-approximately noon; Depart for Mexico City
*Media availability near end of each session – Players available after MORNING workout only

Sunday, October 7: vs. New Orleans (Mexico City, Mexico), 2:30 p.m. (preseason opener)
Thursday, October 11: vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (preseason home opener)
Friday, November 2: vs. Denver, 7 p.m. (2012-13 Opening Night)

(as of September 29, 2012)

4 Arron Afflalo G 6-5 215 10-15-85 UCLA/USA 5
19 Gustavo Ayón F-C 6-10 250 4-1-85 Fuenlabrada/Mexico 1
11 Glen Davis F 6-9 289 1-1-86 Louisiana State/USA 5
8 Christian Eyenga G-F 6-5 210 6-22-89 DKV Joventut/Congo 2
21 Maurice Harkless F 6-8 210 5-11-93 St. John’s/USA R
32 Justin Harper F 6-9 225 8-30-89 Richmond/USA 1
3 Al Harrington F 6-9 245 2-17-80 St. Patrick HS/USA 14
1 Armon Johnson G 6-3 195 2-23-89 Nevada/USA 2
20 DeQuan Jones G-F 6-8 221 6-20-90 Miami (FL)/USA R
17 Josh McRoberts F 6-10 240 2-28-87 Duke/USA 5
55 E’Twaun Moore G 6-4 191 2-25-89 Purdue/USA 1
14 Jameer Nelson G 6-0 190 2-9-82 Saint Joseph’s/USA 8
44 Andrew Nicholson F 6-9 250 12-8-89 St. Bonaventure/Canada R
2 Kyle O’Quinn F-C 6-10 240 3-26-90 Norfolk State/USA R
7 J.J. Redick G 6-4 190 6-24-84 Duke/USA 6
5 Quentin Richardson G-F 6-6 228 4-13-80 DePaul/USA 12
10 Ish Smith G 6-0 175 7-5-88 Wake Forest/USA 2
15 Hedo Turkoglu F 6-10 220 3-19-79 Efes Pilsen/Turkey 12
9 Nikola Vucevic F-C 7-0 240 10-24-90 USC/Montenegro 1

Head Coach: Jacque Vaughn (Kansas)
Assistant Coaches: James Borrego (San Diego), Wes Unseld Jr. (Johns Hopkins), Brett Gunning (UNLV)
Assistant Coaches/Player Development: Laron Profit (Maryland), Luke Stuckey (Iowa Wesleyan)
Athletic Trainer: Keon Weise (Maryland)
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Joe Rogowski (DePauw)
Assistant Director of Team Operations: Rodney Powell (Marshall)

NBA Draft:
Andrew Nicholson First round, 19th pick overall in 2012
Kyle O’Quinn Second round, 49th pick overall in 2012
J.J. Redick First round, 11th pick overall in 2006

Arron Afflalo From Denver as part of a four-team, 12-player deal on Aug. 10, 2012
Gusatvo Ayón From New Orleans in exchange for Ryan Anderson in a sign-and-trade deal on Jul. 11, 2012
Glen Davis From Boston along with Von Wafer in exchange for Brandon Bass on Dec. 12, 2011
Christian Eyenga From L.A. Lakers as part of a four-team, 12-player deal on Aug. 10, 2012
Maurice Harkless From Philadelphia as part of a four-team, 12-player deal on Aug. 10, 2012
Justin Harper From Cleveland in exchange for two future second round picks on Jun. 23, 2011
Al Harrington From Denver as part of a four-team, 12-player deal on Aug. 10, 2012
Josh McRoberts From L.A. Lakers as part of a four-team, 12-player deal on Aug. 10, 2012
Jameer Nelson From Denver in exchange for a future first round pick on Jun. 24, 2004
Hedo Turkoglu From Phoenix along with Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round draft pick and cash considerations on Dec. 18, 2010
Nikola Vucevic From Philadelphia as part of a four-team, 12-player deal on Aug. 10, 2012

Free Agency:
Armon Johnson Originally signed on Sep. 29, 2012
DeQuan Jones Originally signed on Sep. 29, 2012
E’Twaun Moore Originally signed on Sep. 6, 2012
Quentin Richardson Originally signed on Jul. 13, 2010
Ish Smith Originally signed on Feb. 2, 2012

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