Summer League Magic Player Preview: Augustine Rubit
The 2014 Orlando Summer League begins Saturday. We’ll be taking a look at some of the Magic’s squad invitees. The list is subject to change, but there are currently 19 men on Orlando’s roster. You already know about Victor Oladipo, Dewayne Dedmon, and last year’s second round selection Romero Osby who is back after being cut before the ’13-’14 season began and spending time in the D-League. As well as draft pick-ups Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton, and Roy Devyn Marble. We’ll peek at the rest.
Who is Augustine Rubit?
The 6′ 7″ forward has accomplished a lot in the Sun Belt Conference and for South Alabama. Rubit is the league’s all-time leading rebounder, the Jaguars’ all-time leader in career double-doubles, he was the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year in 2011, 2-time First Team All-Sun Belt in 2012 and 2013, as well as the 2012-2013 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. In that Junior campaign, Augustine tallied 19.4 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 1.2 bpg, and 1.2 apg on 47.5 FG% and 79.8 FT% in 29 games at 33.4 minutes per contest. At this point in his college career, Rubit had never even made a 3-pointer. That would change in his final season as he would add the long ball to his repertoire to gain versatility.
A native from Houston, Texas, Augustine couldn’t quite live up to his Junior season levels. In his final Jaguar campaign, Rubit posted 17.0 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 1.5 bpg, and 1.4 apg on 45.0 FG% and 35.0 3PT% in 28 games at 32. 1 minutes per contest. Augustine mixed it up a lot in the post and on the perimeter as a PF and SF. It’ll be interesting to see what position he plays for the Magic. We’ll know quickly if Augustine’s size and lateral mobility is suitable for the professional level.