Report: GCU’s Asbjorn Midtgaard to play NBA Summer League with Magic

Jul 30, 2021, 10:56 AM
Keegan Murray #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes fouls Asbjorn Midtgaard #33 of the Grand Canyon Antelopes du...
Keegan Murray #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes fouls Asbjorn Midtgaard #33 of the Grand Canyon Antelopes during the first half in the first round game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on March 20, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Despite not hearing his name called in the 2021 NBA Draft, Asbjorn Midtgaard has been given an opportunity to make it to the association.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Thursday that Midtgaard will play in the NBA’s Summer League with the Orlando Magic.

The 7-footer played three seasons at Wichita State before transferring to Grand Canyon his senior year.

Midtgaard didn’t have much of an impact for the Shockers, averaging 2.2 points and 2.3 rebounds, but that changed once he moved to the Valley.

He turned into a walking double-double, averaging 14.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks, and led the nation with a field goal percentage of 70.7. After just one season with the ‘Lopes, he ranks fourth in program history in double-doubles (11).

His impressive efforts got him awarded with a First-Team All-WAC and All-WAC defensive honors.

The Helsingor, Denmark, native led the ‘Lopes to their first ever Division I NCAA Tournament appearance. Iowa eliminated GCU in the opening round, but Midtgaard did not disappoint, leading the team with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting.

If the Magic were to sign him, Midtgaard would be the second Danish player to ever play in the NBA. The first was Lars Hansen, who played one season with the Seattle Supersonics.

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