MAGIC SIGN PATRICIO GARINO
Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed guard-forward Patricio Garino, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Garino becomes the 45th GATORADE Call-Ups from the NBA Development League this season.
Garino (#29, 6’6”, 203, 5/17/93) has played in 49 games (46 starts) this season with the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, averaging 11.2 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.49 stlpg. in 29.2 minpg., while shooting .430 (58-135) from three-point range. He appeared in four preseason outings with San Antonio, but was waived on Oct. 22. Garino was later acquired by Austin on Oct. 29. He also played with the Orlando Magic White team during the 2016 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League.
Not drafted by an NBA franchise, Garino played four seasons at George Washington University from 2012-16. He appeared in 129 career games (117 starts) with the Colonials, averaging 12.0 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 1.7 apg. and 1.71 stlpg. in 30.1 minpg., while shooting .508 (567-1,167) from the floor. He ranks third in school history with 219 steals. Garino was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team for three straight seasons (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16) and Second Team All-Atlantic 10 as a senior in 2015-16. He was also a member of Argentina’s Men’s National Team during the 2015 FIBA America’s Championship and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Orlando’s next game is Tuesday, Apr. 4 @ Cleveland. Tip-off is 7 p.m. Coverage on FOX Sports Florida begins at 6:30 p.m. The Magic’s next home game at Amway Center is Thursday, Apr. 6 vs. Brooklyn. Tip-off is 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 407-89-MAGIC.