Caleb Houstan Draft Scouting Report: Pro Comparison, Updated Magic Roster

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 24, 2022

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - MARCH 24: Caleb Houstan #22 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the second half against the Villanova Wildcats in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Round at AT&T Center on March 24, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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The Orlando Magic selected Michigan guard Caleb Houstan with the No. 32 pick in the 2022 NBA draft Thursday.

Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report

Player: Caleb Houstan

Position: SG

Height: 6'8"

Pro Comparison: Kevin Knox II

Scouting Report: Houstan's shooting for a 6'8" teenager remains appealing, even if his lack of athleticism and creativity became evident during his first year at Michigan.

Magic Active Roster and Average Salary (Expiration Year)

Paolo Banchero, PF: Rookie contract

Caleb Houstan, SG: Rookie contract

Jonathan Isaac, PF: $17.4M (2025)

Markelle Fultz, PG: $16.7M (2024)

Terrence Ross, SG: $13.5M (2023)

Wendell Carter Jr., C: $12.5M (2026)

Jalen Suggs, SG: $7.5M (2025)

Franz Wagner, SF: $5.7M (2025)

Cole Anthony, PG: $4.0M (2024)

Chuma Okeke, PF: $3.8M (2024)

RJ Hampton, PG: $2.8M (2024)

Moritz Wagner, C: $1.8M (2023)

Devin Cannady, PG: $1.3M (2024)

Free Agents

Gary Harris, SG: UFA

Mohamed Bamba, C: RFA

Robin Lopez, C: UFA

Bol Bol, C: RFA

Admiral Schofield, SF: RFA

Ignas Brazdeikas, SF: RFA

Houstan averaged 10.1 points on 38.4 percent shooting (35.5 percent from three) and 4.0 rebounds in his lone season at Michigan. He was a consensus 5-star recruit who was ranked in the top seven by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports.

The high point of the 19-year-old's season came in late February, when he scored 21 points in back-to-back games against Rutgers and Illinois.

Houstan also had a big game in Michigan's first-round men's NCAA tournament win against Colorado State, hitting back-to-back three-pointers midway through the second half to help his team pull away in a 75-63 win. He finished with 13 points.

The No. 11 seed Wolverines then upset No. 3 Tennessee before falling to No. 2 Villanova in the Sweet Sixteen.

The Canadian was just one of two Wolverines, alongside Eli Brooks, who started all 34 games for Michigan last season.