Caleb Houstan Draft Scouting Report: Pro Comparison, Updated Magic RosterJune 24, 2022
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
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)
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.