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Magic select Canadian forward Andrew Nicholson of St. Bonaventure at No. 19

FILE - This March 10, 2012 file photo shows St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson, right, of Canada, going up to block a shot by Massachusetts' Sean Carter during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament in Atlantic City, N.J. Nicholson is a possible pick in the NBA Draft on June 28. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Magic have selected St. Bonaventure power forward Andrew Nicholson with the 19th pick in the NBA draft.

A Mississauga, Ont., native, the six-foot-nine Nicholson played four seasons at St. Bonaventure and finished as the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year as a senior. He averaged 18.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in his final college season.

He also fits the mould of the Magic's outside shooting big men, having shot 43 per cent from the 3-point line last season as well.

This is the first of two picks that the Magic entered day with on Thursday. They also have the 49th pick in the second round. The Magic did not have a first round pick in 2011.

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