Gaines Magic in Orlando

Reece Gaines was drafted by the Orlando Magic in the First Round of the NBA Draft tonight.

Reece Gaines, the #4 career scorer in University of Louisville basketball history was selected by the Orlando Magic with the #15 pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night.

"It's a great feeling," Gaines told ESPN's Michele Tafoya. "[I'll] do whatever they want me to do."

Gaines led Louisville back to national prominence during his senior season as the Cards finished with a 25-7 overall record, a top 20 ranking and the C-USA Tournament Title.

Gaines averaged 18.2 points and 5.6 assists as a senior and projects as a versatile, athletic point guard in the NBA.

Gaines becomes the first Louisville Cardinal selected in the first round of the NBA Draft since Samaki Walker in 1996.


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