After bringing in forward Michael Beasley to participate in training camp, the Miami Heat brought in another big name on Monday, agreeing to a deal with former North Carolina Tar Heel and UCLA Bruin guard Larry Drew II.
In 2008, Drew II was won the John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award and signed with North Carolina. He was part of their 2009 national title team.
Drew II famously left the Tar Heels after he was beaten out by current Phoenix Suns point guard Kendall Marshall in 2011. Drew transferred to UCLA and had to sit out the 2011-12 season before playing for the Bruins last year. Drew had an excellent season and was named to the All Pac-12 team. Drew averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game for the Bruins. He shot 44.6% from the field, 43.3% from three and 60.9% from the free throw line.
Drew is the son of Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew, who the Heat knocked out in the first round of the playoffs.