With their third and final pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected Iowa shooting guard Roy Devyn Marble. The Magic acquired the pick, 56th overall, earlier in the day when they traded Arron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Evan Fournier and the 56th pick.
Marble, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, played four seasons for the Hawkeyes. Over his four years at Iowa, Marble averaged 12.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, including 17.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists his senior season.
Selecting Marble in the second round gives the Magic some nice options. Not only could he provide depth, but with the team recently teaming up with the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA Developmental League, Marble could see time there when he may not play as much with the Magic.
Following the conclusion of the draft, general manager Rob Hennigan met with the remaining members of the media and had these comments on Marble.
“Yeah, you know Roy is someone we feel can bring a lot of different things. He’s skilled, he knows how to play the game. He has an aptitude and intelligence level on the floor that we feel helps make other players better; so its more of an overall cerebral, instinctual element to his game that we like quite a bit.”
The Magic will formally introduce Marble, along with Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton as members of the organization on Friday afternoon. The first chance you’ll get to see all three in action is July 5th, when the Magic take on the Philadelphia 76ers in their first game of the Orlando Summer League.