Lakeland Magic Select Two Players in 2019 G League Draft and Finalize Training Camp Roster

By Lakeland Magic | October 28, 2019

October 26 – The Lakeland Magic, the NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic, announced today that they have selected two players in this year’s NBA G League Draft to finalize their training camp roster of seventeen players.

Selections:

  • Round 1, 10th pick (from Ft Wayne via WCB): Michale Kyser
  • Round 1, 24th pick: Ryan Taylor
  • Round 2, 24th pick: Lakeland Magic did not make selection
  • Round 4, 24th pick: Lakeland Magic did not make selection

Kyser, 27, played four seasons at Louisiana Tech, before going undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft making him an Unrestricted FA. In his senior year, Kyser led Louisiana Tech to the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals and in 2014-15, he became the all-time career blocks leader. The 6-9, 205 pound forward joined the Toronto Raptors in 2015 for NBA Summer League and signed with the team in July 2015. He was placed on waivers and become a free agent in October 2015 after appearing in one pre-season game and signed on with the Raptors 905 as an affiliate player. Kyser joined the Salt Lake City Stars in 2016 but was waived in March 2016 and took his skills overseas from 2017-2019.

Taylor, 24, graduated from Northwestern University, before going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft making him an Unrestricted FA. The 6’6”, 195-pound guard appeared in 31 games for the Wildcats his senior year and averaged 9.77 points shooting 35.3% from the field.

The roster includes two players signed to two-way contracts with the Lakeland Magic, three affiliate players from Orlando Magic’s training camp roster, three returning players, two NBA G League Draft selections and two NBA draft rights players. The roster also includes four local tryout players who were selected from the over 250 players who attended open tryouts on September 28 and 29.

Training camp begins Monday, October 28 with practices held at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, FL. Media can request access to training camp by contacting media@lakelandmagic.com. The Lakeland Magic will host Open Practice on Saturday, November 2 providing fans the opportunity to see the team for the first time and hear from Head Coach, Stan Heath prior to the start of the season.

The Lakeland Magic will officially tip off the 2019-20 season on the road Friday, November 8, against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Saturday, Nov. 16, at home against the College Park Skyhawks.

Lakeland Magic season tickets, flex plans and single-game tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now. Group tickets are available for as low as $10 per game and season tickets start at $8.63 per game. For ticket information, visit lakelandmagic.com or call 863.825.3258.

Lakeland Magic full training camp roster is as follows:

Name

POS

HT

WT

DOB

COLLEGE/COUNTRY

ACQUIRED

Monty Boykins

G

6-5

195

2/28/95

Pittsburgh

Local Tryout

Jon Davis

SG

6-3

200

11/8/96

Charlotte

Affiliate

Stephen Domingo

SF

6-7

217

5/9/95

California

Local Tryout

Hassani Gravett

SG

6-2

187

7/16/96

South Carolina

Affiliate

Isaac Humphries

C

7-0

255

1/5/98

 Kentucky

Returning Rights

Isaiah Jackson

PG

6-6

225

2/27/95

Providence

Local Tryout

Amile Jefferson

PF

6-9

224

5/7/93

Duke

Two-Way

Justin Jackson

F

6-7

225

2/18/97

University of Maryland

Returning Rights

BJ Johnson

SF

6-7

200

12/21/95

La Salle

Returning Rights

Michale Kyser

F

6-9

205

Louisiana Tech

2019 G League Draft

Vic Law

SG

6-7

200

12/19/95

Northwestern

Affiliate

Josh Magette

PG

6-1

160

12/28/89

Alabama-Huntsville

Two-Way

Chuma Okeke

F

6-8

230

8/19/98

Auburn

Draft Rights

Reggis Onwukamuche

C

6-10

225

3/18/92

Prairie View A&M

Returning Rights

Ryan Taylor

G

6-6-

195

2/1/95

Northwestern

2019 G League Draft

J.D. Tisdale

G

6-5

190

12/29/93

Rogers State

Local Tryout