Jonathan Isaac, the 6’10” small forward from Florida State, is now officially a member of the Orlando Magic after being drafted at pick number 6. He played one year of college basketball with the Florida State Seminoles and then decided to forgo his next three years of college basketball and enter the draft. Jonathan Isaac will now be a player for the Orlando Magic.
Jonathan Isaac helped the Seminoles reach a 25-8 record, and brought them into the NCAA Tournament as a 3rd seed in the West Region. Florida State beat Florida Gulf Coast in the first round, but were then upset by the 11th seed Xavier in the second round.
Jonathan averaged 12 points per game, 1.2 assists per game, 7.8 rebounds per game and 1.5 blocks per game last season for Florida State. He hit free throws very consistently, shooting 78% from the line. His field goal percentage was not bad as he shot 50%, but his three point percentage could use a little work as he shot a measly 34%.
At 6’10”, Isaac is very tall for the small forward position and could add some size to Orlando starting lineup. He is also very athletic and takes very long strides.
One big concern about Jonathan Isaac is his strength. He is the kind of guy who people might call a bean, as he is 6’10” but only weighs in at 209 pounds.
He said after being drafted that he needed to put on some weight. If he doesn’t gain any weight he could be easily shoved around by all the bigs playing in the NBA.
It is uncertain whether or not Jonathan Isaac will start for the Orlando Magic, as they already have a very reliable small forward in Aaron Gordon. His starting role won’t be guaranteed, but at some point he should be in the starting lineup.
Overall, Jonathan Isaac will be a great addition to the Magic. If he can just get a little stronger and improve his 3 pointers, he could turn into an all-star.