Miami Heat News: Heat Sign Former Georgetown Forward Greg Whittington

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According to Ira Winderman of the The Sun Sentinel, the Miami Heat have signed former Georgetown University standout Greg Whittington to a training camp deal.

As it stands, the Heat currently have 18 players under contract, three of whom must be cut by October 26th — before the team finalizes its 15-man roster.

Whittington made his presence known in nine Summer League outings for the Heat, averaging 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He’s a 6-foot-8 small forward with great athleticism and dynamic playmaking ability. The Heat hope to use him in a backup role behind Luol Deng this upcoming season.

Assistant coach Dan Craig, who serves as head coach for the Heat’s Summer League squad, was generous with his praise of Whittington:

“I think what’s great about Greg is he has a good feel for the game,” Craig said. “He has the versatility to be a playmaker. When the defense puts two men on the ball, we throw it back to him and we get him on the roll. He’s a really skilled playmaker. He makes some high-IQ plays at that four position.”

Even if the former Hoya doesn’t earn a roster spot with the Heat this season, he has likely locked down a starting job with their D-League affiliate Sioux Falls Sky Force, as long as no other team picks him up before the season starts.
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Grant is a life-long Miami Heat fan hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His earliest Heat memories involve Eddie Jones going off on opponents and hoping he'd become the next Michael Jordan. When that didn't pan out, a guy named Dwyane Wade came to Miami and Grant's fandom turned to obsession. He graduated with an English degree from the University of Central Florida and currently resides in Los Angeles.