ORLANDO- The Orlando Magic has signed free agent goaltender Jeff Dowtin to a 10-day contract, president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, the terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Dowtin (6’3″, 185, 5/10/97) has played five games this season with Golden State and Milwaukee, averaging 1.2 ppg and 1.4 rpg in 6.2 mpg. was originally signed by Orlando as a free agent on Sept. 8 and appeared in three preseason games with the Magic, averaging 4.7 ppg and 1.3 apg in 8.7 mpg, Before being waived Oct. 16. Dowtin was claimed waivers and signed to a two-way contract by Golden State on Oct. 18. He played four games for the Warriors, averaging 1.5 ppg and 1.8 rpg . in 7.0 minpg., before being waived on Jan. 2. Dowtin then signed a 10-day contract with Milwaukee on Jan. 7 and played one game with the Bucks.
Dowtin also appeared in 21 games (20 starts) in the NBA G League this season with Wisconsin and Lakeland, averaging 21.3 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.2 rpg. and 1.38 stlpg. in 33.9 minpg., while shooting .568 (179-315) from the floor and .407 (35-86) from three-point range.
Dowtin has played in 36 career NBA G League games (20 starts) with Lakeland and Wisconsin, averaging 15.1 ppg, 4.6 apg, 3.1 rpg. and 1.17 stlpg. in 28.0 minpg., while firing .550 (220-400) from the ground. Last season (2020-21), he played 15 games with Lakeland of the NBA G League, averaging 6.5 ppg., 2.5 apg. and 1.6 rpg. in 19.8 minpg., helping Lakeland win the 2021 NBA G League Championship.
Dowtin appeared in 128 career games (114 starts) over four seasons at the University of Rhode Island (2016-20), averaging 11.0 ppg., 3.7 apg., 2.9 rpg. . and 1.03 stlpg. in 31.8 minpg., while shooting .361 (126-349) from three points. He was named to the 2019-20 All-Atlantic 10 Third Team and the 2016-17 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.
Dowtin will wear No. 11 with the Orlando Magic.