Former D-League and Syracuse star Arinze Onuaku will be in training camp with the Orlando Magic, according to Brian K. Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel.
Onuaku played for the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association during the 2015-2016 campaign after declining a contract extension from Maccabi Tel-Aviv. He shortly played overseas in 2011-2012 as well, spending time in Lithuania with Klaipedos Neptunas.
Onuaku has certainly made his way around in the United States, too.
The big man played his college basketball at Syracuse, playing a rather significant role in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Throughout his collegiate career, he averaged 9.2 points and six rebounds per game while shooting 64.8 percent from the floor.
Onuaku went undrafted in 2010, but finally found his way onto a NBA roster during the 2013-2014 season after spending two years in the D-League. The 29-year-old only played in five NBA games that year, taking the court three times for the New Orleans Pelicans and twice for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He then played in six games for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014-2015 while starting once.
Onuaku is a two-time D-League All-Star, most recently reach the All-Star Game in 2013-2014 when he averaged 14.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game for the Canton Charge. Oddly enough, he failed to make the All-Star team despite putting up even better numbers the following year en route to 17.5 points and 12.2 boards per contest.
Now, whether or not Onuaku will actually make the Magic’s roster is another question entirely. Orlando is loaded with bodies up front, with Nikola Vucevic, Serge Ibaka, Bismack Biyombo, Jeff Green and Aaron Gordon all set to receive significant playing time.