The Miami Heat continue to build their roster and this time they’ve declined to take a chance on a young talent, former Duke product Andre Dawkins.
While Dawkins didn’t star at Duke, he was very productive in his bench role. The 6’4 reserve was one of the Blue Devils’ top scoring threats off the pine and ended up averaging 7.9 points in just over 13 minutes per contest in the tough ACC.
That sadly wasn’t enough to get him drafted, though that’s not to say he wasn’t of interest to prospective NBA front offices who were said to be eying the deep-ball threat. Alas, it was the Miami Heat who were able to convince him to join their franchise. The lure of recent success and South Beach likely played a role in his decision to sign for training camp where he’s expected to make a minimum salary, though a partial guarantee is likely.
Undrafted guard Andre Dawkins has agreed on a training camp deal with the Miami Heat, sources tell RealGM. Averaged 7.9 PPG as Duke senior.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 2, 2014
If Andre Dawkins’ name sounds familiar to Miami Heat fans, that’s because he participated on their Summer League team this offseason and did very well in the few minutes of action he received.
During Miami’s four Summer League contests, Dawkins put up an average of 12 points per game in 19 minutes, but more importantly shot well from the arc. That’s something he did well at Duke too, knocking down over 42 percent of his deep shots at the college level.