Khem Birch feels ready to compete with the Magic

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27/Jul/17 22:07

After Orlando announced Birch’s signing, the player shared that he has learned a lot from his experience of playing overseas.

By Eurohoops team /

“This has been my dream for a long time, since I was a kid,” Birch told Orlando Sentinel.

“I went overseas for a couple of years, and then I realized I’m ready right now [to play in the NBA]. I wasn’t ready a few years ago, but that experience has helped me a lot, has made me a more mature person. And now I think I’m ready.”

He now hopes he’s found a home in Orlando, after making a name for himself in his short stay in Europe with Usak Sportif and Olympiacos.

Jeff Weltman, Magic’s president of basketball operations said the following about the soon to be 25-year-old player: “He’s developed. He’s become a smarter, more mature player since going overseas. To get a guy at this stage of his career once he’s back from Europe, which often is a good place to develop players, is almost like adding a first-round draft pick. So we’re very eager to have Khem in and let him show us how he’s improved since the league last saw him at UNLV and the D-League.”