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Report: Miami Heat’s G League Affiliate Selects Alonzo Mourning’s Son in Draft
- Updated: October 26, 2019
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.
Heat G League affiliate, Sioux Falls Skyforce, select Trey Mourning, son of Zo, with No. 2 pick in G League draft.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) October 26, 2019
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.