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Fletcher Magee Biography, Age, Height, Nba, Wofford, Draft, 3 Point Record

Fletcher Magee Biography

Fletcher Magee is an American college basketball player for Wofford College born in 1996. While playing for the Terriers, Magee was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year by the league’s media in consecutive years (2017-18 and 2018-19).

He played three sports at The First Academy in his native Orlando, Florida. As a freshman for Wofford, Magee scored 13.8 points per game and led the Southern Conference (SoCon) in three-point shooting percentage. At the close of the season, he was named SoCon Freshman of the Year.

As a sophomore, he raised his scoring average to 18.6 points per game and was named first-team all-conference.

As a junior, Fletcher Magee led the SoCon in scoring at 22.1 points per game and again led the league in three-point percentage (.439). At the close of the season, Magee was awarded the Malcolm U. Pitt SoCon Player of the Year by the league media.

Following the 2017–18 season, Fletcher declared his intention to test the waters for the 2018 NBA draft. He did not hire an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to Wofford for his senior year, which he did. Coming into his senior season, he was named preseason Southern Conference Player of the Year.

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On December 9, 2018, Magee scored his 2,000th career point in a win over Coastal Carolina. At the close of the season, he was again named SoCon Player of the Year by the league’s media, this time adding the Coaches’ award to sweep top honors.

On March 21, 2019, Fletcher Magee broke the all time record for most three point field goals surpassing Travis Bader, who previously had 504, in the second half of their match-up against Seton Hall in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.

Fletcher Magee Age

He was born on November 13, 1996 in Orlando, Florida, United States. He is 22 years old as of 2018.

Fletcher Magee Height

He stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) weighing 200 lb (91 kg).

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Wofford’s Fletcher Magee breaks NCAA DI record for career 3-pointers

Fletcher Magee helped Wofford basketball clinch the SoCon’s automatic bid into the 2019 NCAA tournament. Now that he’s there, made sure to break an NCAA DI record.

In Thursday’s NCAA tournament game against Seton Hall, Magee broke the record for career 3-pointers by passing Oakland’s Travis Bader for the most in DI men’s basketball history at 504 career 3-pointers. Bader played from 2010-11 to 2013-14. Division III John Grotberg of Grinnell has the NCAA record with 526.

The 6-foot-4 Magee was only two away from tying Bader for the record going into Thursday. His first 3-pointer came with 15:10 to go in the first half and gave the Terriers a 12-10 lead. He then tied the record with an and-one 3 with 5:06 to play in the first half to extent the lead to 15.

Magee finished 7-for-12 on 3-pointers in the game, scoring 24 points as Wofford beat Seton Hall, 84-68. The Terriers will play No. 2 Kentucky on Saturday.

Here’s how Magee’s 3-point and scoring totals break down each season, going into tonight’s game:

SEASON

GAMES

3-POINTERS

3-POINT PERCENTAGE

SCORING AVERAGE

2015-16

32

91

47.9

13.8

2016-17

33

112

42.3

18.6

2017-18

34

148

43.9

22.1

2018-19

33

151

42.8

20.5

Magee has caught fire since February. In the first three months of the season, Magee averaged 4.1 3-pointers per game (90 total) while shooting 38.1 percent from distance.

However, since the calendar turned to February (and going into Monday’s game), Magee averaged 5.5 3s per game (61 total) while making 52.1 percent of his 3-point attempts.

It’s already been a memorable season for Wofford, which is playing in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2015. The 29 wins this season are a program record, and the Terriers are ranked for the first time in history. They are a No. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Earlier this season, on February 9, Magee passed former Duke star J.J. Redick for second all-time. He ended up making eight 3-pointers that night.

Source: www.ncaa.com
Updated: MARCH 22, 2019