Orlando Magic signs Jeff Dowtin to a 10-day deal

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ORLANDO- The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Jeff Dowtin to a 10-day contract, Basketball Operations President Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, the terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Dowtin (6’3”, 185, 5/10/1997) has played five games this season with Golden State and Milwaukee, averaging 1.2 ppg. and 1.4 rpm. in 6.2minpg. He was originally signed by Orlando on September 8 as a free agent and appeared in three preseason games with the Magic averaging 4.7 ppg. and 1.3 Acts. in 8.7 minpg. before it was canceled on October 16th. Claimed by waivers, Dowtin was signed to a two-way contract by Golden State on October 18. He appeared in four games with the Warriors averaging 1.5 ppg. and 1.8 rpm. at 7.0 minpg before being canceled on January 2nd. Dowtin was then signed by Milwaukee on January 7 to a 10-day contract and played in one game with the Bucks.

Dowtin has also appeared in 21 games (20 starts) in the NBA G League with Wisconsin and Lakeland this season, averaging 21.3 ppg., 6.1 apg., 4.2 rpg. and 1.38 pieces. in 33.9 minpg. while shooting .568 (179-315) from the ground and .407 (35-86) from three-point range.

Dowtin has played in 36 NBA G League career games (20 starts) with Lakeland and Wisconsin, averaging 15.1 ppg, 4.6 apg, 3.1 rpg. and 1.17 pieces. in 28.0 minpg. while firing .550 (220-400) from the ground. Last season (2020-21), he played in 15 games with Lakeland in the NBA G League, averaging 6.5 ppg., 2.5 apg. and 1.6 rpm. in 19.8 minpg. and helped Lakeland win the 2021 NBA G League Championship.

Dowtin appeared in 128 career games (114 starts) in four seasons at the University of Rhode Island (2016-20), averaging 11.0 ppg., 3.7 apg., 2.9 rpg. and 1.03 stlpg. in 31.8 minpg., shooting .361 (126-349) from three-point range. He was named to the 2019-20 All-Atlantic 10 Third Team and the 2016-17 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.

Dowtin will wear #11 with the Orlando Magic.

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