The Orlando Magic are inducting it’s fourth former player into the organization’s Hall of Fame. Former Magic guard Tracy McGrady will be inducted into Orlando’s Hall of Fame on March 20th before facing the Toronto Raptors.

McGrady will join the likes of Shaquille O’ Neal, Nick Anderson and Penny Hardaway into the team’s Hall of Fame. The former scoring champion becomes the seventh overall inductee into Orlando’s HOF.

“We are extremely excited to continue our tradition of honoring those who made the most significant contributions to our history with the induction of Tracy McGrady into the Magic Hall of Fame,” Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins said in a statement. “Home grown in Central Florida, T-Mac wowed us with his talent on a nightly basis, while making compassionate contributions in the community.”

Coming over to Orlando via a blockbuster trade with Toronto, McGrady spent four stellar seasons with the Magic and made a name for himself in the NBA. During his time with Orlando, McGrady averaged 28.1 points, seven rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.5 steals over 295 contests, collecting two scoring titles and the 2001 Most Improved Player award. He also still holds the team record for the highest scoring average in a Magic uniform.

This will be the second time McGrady will have been inducted into a HOF, as the seven-time All-Star was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame back in September. McGrady is currently working as an analyst for ESPN.

Orlando is ready to start the second half of the 2017-2018 season coming out of the All-Star break, as they’ll play host to the visiting New York Knicks. The Magic sit second to last place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference with a record of 18-39.

About The Author

Andy Villamarzo has covered high school and youth sports for the Tampa Bay Times and The Tampa Tribune as a correspondent since 2008. He is a native of Holiday, FL, who graduated from Gulf High School and studied at St. Petersburg College. He has covered various prep, collegiate and professional athletes throughout his writing career, including Josh Johnson (Jacksonville Jaguars), Patrick Schuster (Arizona Diamondbacks) and currently writes for other publications like The Suncoast News, Friday Night Football Magazine and TopDrawerSoccer.com.

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