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Jacque Vaughn

Mario Hezonja gives Orlando Magic edgy ego...and skills

The Orlando Magic didn’t go with the choir-boy appeal in the 2015 NBA Draft.

They went for brash. Big-time brash.

Mario Hezonja is no wallflower. He was asked earlier this year if he went to go see soccer legend Lionel Messi play for FC Barcelona. He responded by saying: “Let Messi come to see me.”

Messi doesn’t have to show up in Orlando, but it would be a really great deal if a bunch of fans show up to watch Hezonja play.

Hezonja (6-8, 218) has spent the last two seasons playing in the Spanish ACB league with FC Barcelona.  He played in 31 regular season games last season, averaging 4.7 ppg., 1.9 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 14.7 minutes...