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Canadian rookie Karim Mane signs with Orlando Magic as undrafted free agent

Canadian rookie Karim Mané (Montreal, Quebec) has signed with the Orlando Magic as an undrafted free agent, per his personal Twitter account.

According to The Athletic's Blake Murphy , Mané is signing a two-way contract, meaning he'll bounce between the Magic's NBA team and their G League-affiliate, Lakeland Magic.

The 20-year-old point guard elected to forgo his college eligibility by entering the 2020 NBA Draft after spending two seasons at Vanier College, a post-secondary, pre-university CEGEP institution in Montreal. Just two days after going undrafted, Mané has received an opportunity to make his NBA dreams come true.

This past season, Mané posted averages of 15.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the Quebec Student Sports Federation (RSEQ) league.

Mané, who was born in Dakar, Senegal, immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of seven. He has competed internationally for Canada's national team, playing for the Under-19 team at the FIBA World Championships in the Summer of 2019.

Although the Magic selected a guard with their one and only draft pick (North Carolina's Cole Anthony at No. 15), Mané joins a team that could use some guard depth with reserve point guard DJ Augustin entering unrestricted free agency.

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