Report: Miami Heat’s G League Affiliate Selects Alonzo Mourning’s Son in Draft

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In Saturday’s G League draft, the Sioux Falls Skyforce selected a player with a familiar surname that most Miami Heat fans will immediately recognize.

That player is Trey Mourning, son of Heat legend and basketball Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning.

Like his father, the younger Mourning played collegiately at Georgetown University, but played prior to that at Ransom Everglades School in Miami. However, the younger Mourning had a much more modest playing career with the Hoyas. During his first three seasons at the school, he came off the bench in 36 contests, then missed the 2017-18 season because of a hip injury

Bouncing back from that setback, the younger Mourning started 11 of the 26 games he played in during the 2018-19 campaign and averaged 6.3 points per contest. He was not selected during the two rounds of June’s NBA draft, but was signed as a free agent by the Heat before then playing nine minutes over four games of the Las Vegas Summer League. He averaged 3.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in that short stint.

The younger Mourning (whose given name is Alonzo Mourning III) stands 6-foot-9, with his draft pick number matching his father’s second overall selection in the 1992 NBA Draft. Whether or not he’s also able to wear the Heat jersey his father wore won’t be determined for a while, but the fact that the Heat snapped him up quickly means that they’ll likely give him a long look.

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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.