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Smith Jr. Large Favorite to be First Overall Pick to Magic

The Orlando Magic are on the clock for Thursday’s NBA draft, and all signs point to them using the first overall pick to select Jabari Smith Jr. out of Auburn.

The last three first overall picks were Zion Williamson in 2019 to the New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Edwards in 2020 to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Cade Cunningham in 2021 to the Detroit Pistons. All three players have had success in the league, which should bode well for whoever the Magic select.

There’s been some uncertainty leading up to the selection, with no clear-cut number one talent present in this year’s class.