Report: Standout North Carolina guard holds individual workouts for Heat, Wizards and Magic

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University of North Carolina guard Cole Anthony is indicating that the Miami Heat were one of three teams that’s he worked out for prior to next week’s NBA draft.

Anthony, who’s 6-foot-3, played one season for North Carolina, starting 20 of 22 contests and averaging 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

The Heat currently have the 20th overall selection in the Nov. 18 draft, with the Washington Wizards currently situated in the ninth spot and Orlando Magic set to use the 15th pick.

Anthony has a strong basketball pedigree, with his father, Greg, having played 11 NBA seasons with six different teams from 1991 to 2002.

Prior to attending North Carolina, the younger Anthony played at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, where players such as Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony performed at some point during their high school careers.

The Heat are certainly hoping that whoever they end up selecting comes through as well as their top pick last season: guard Tyler Herro. However, until they make their choice, the mystery of who they’ll select remains.

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Brad Sullivan is a freelance writer for, having been an avid fan of NBA basketball for more than four decades. During that time, he's watched the Heat evolve from gestation period to expansion team all the way to three-time NBA champions. He'll follow their quest toward again reaching those lofty heights, and do so by offering some perspective along the way.