Will Magnay

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Will Magnay
No. 22Tasmania JackJumpers
Position Center / Power forward
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 23)
Brisbane, Queensland
NationalityAustralian
Listed height208 cm (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight104 kg (229 lb)
Career information
High school Nudgee College
(Boondall, Queensland)
College Tulsa (2016–2017)
NBA draft 2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016 BA Centre of Excellence
2017–2020 Brisbane Bullets
2018Southern Districts Spartans
2019 Brisbane Capitals
2020–2021 New Orleans Pelicans
2021Erie BayHawks
2021 Perth Wildcats
2021–present Tasmania JackJumpers
2022–present Gold Coast Rollers
Career highlights and awards
Stats   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Will Scott Magnay (born 10 June 1998) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Tasmania JackJumpers of the National Basketball League (NBL). He played one season of college basketball for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

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Early life

Magnay was born in Brisbane, Queensland. He attended Nudgee College and the Australian Institute of Sport. [1] [2] He played in the SEABL for the BA Centre of Excellence in 2016. [3]

College career

Magnay played college basketball for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane during the 2016–17 season. He averaged 3.9 points and 3 rebounds in 32 games played. [4]

Professional career

Brisbane Bullets and QBL (2017–2020)

In October 2017, Magnay left the Tulsa Golden Hurricane program and signed a three-year deal with his hometown team, the Brisbane Bullets. [4] [5] He spent the 2017–18 NBL season as a development player. [4] Following his first season, he played for the Southern Districts Spartans during the 2018 QBL season. [6]

For the 2018–19 NBL season, Magnay was elevated to a fully-rostered player. [4] [7] In 2019, he helped the Brisbane Capitals win the QBL championship. [8]

Magnay had a breakout year during the 2019–20 NBL season that saw him enter the Bullets' starting line-up and receive attention from National Basketball Association (NBA) scouts. [9] [10] He was named the NBL Most Improved Player in 2020. [11] Magnay re-signed with the Bullets for a two-year contract on 19 February 2020. [12]

New Orleans Pelicans (2020–2021)

On 2 December 2020, Magnay signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and their NBA G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks. [13] He played 10 games for the BayHawks in February 2021 during the G League hub season. [14] He made his NBA debut on 23 March 2021 against the Los Angeles Lakers, going scoreless over the final three minutes of the game. [15] On 12 April 2021, he was waived by the Pelicans. [16]

Perth Wildcats (2021)

On 6 May 2021, Magnay signed with the Perth Wildcats for the rest of the 2020–21 NBL season. [17] He averaged 4.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in 15 games played with the Wildcats. [18]

Tasmania JackJumpers and Gold Coast Rollers (2021–present)

On 12 July 2021, Magnay signed a one-year deal with the Tasmania JackJumpers, a new club entering the NBL for the first time in 2021–22. [19] He was limited to 11 games in 2021–22 due to a knee injury. [20] On 21 April 2022, he re-signed with the JackJumpers on a two-year deal. [20]

Magnay is set to join the Gold Coast Rollers for the 2022 NBL1 North season. [21]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

NBA

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2020–21 New Orleans 103.0.000.000.0.0.0.0.0
Career103.0.000.000.0.0.0.0.0

College

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2016–17 Tulsa 321214.0.578.000.5713.00.30.10.93.9

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