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Miami Heat sign Josh Harrellson

Miami Heat sign Josh Harrellson

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed center Josh Harrellson.

Harrellson appeared in 37 games (four starts) for the New York Knicks last season averaging 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.6 minutes of action while shooting 42.3 percent from the field, including 33.9 percent from three-point range. In his four starts, he averaged 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 30.8 minutes while shooting 46 percent from the field. He scored a career-high 18 points in a 104-84 victory at Charlotte on April 26 and posted a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double at Sacramento on December 31, helping New York capture the 114-92 win. He appeared in five postseason games with New York during the Opening Round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the HEAT and totaled 10 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes.

Harrellson, drafted in the second round (45th overall) by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2011 NBA Draft,  played three seasons at the University of Kentucky after transferring from Southwestern Illinois Junior College. He appeared in 94 games (40 starts) for the Wildcats and averaged 4.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes while shooting 55.1 percent from the field.

The HEAT’s roster now stands at 18.

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agents Stephen Dennis, James Mays, and Carleton Scott, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today.  Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released.  All three players played overseas last season.  The Nets training camp roster stands at 18 players.

Dennis, a 6’6” guard, spent four years at Kutztown University.  In his senior season he averaged 26.6 points per game and was named to the Division II All-American Team.  After college, Dennis played for the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA D-League, where in 51 games he averaged 18.5 points, 6.9 assists and 5.6 rebounds.  The West Chester, PA native then spent the 2011-12 season in Germany playing for the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig, where in 18 contests he averaged 8.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 22.1 minutes per game.  Dennis shot .424 from the field, including .304 from three-point range and .731 from the free-throw line.  Dennis was a member of the Nets 2012 summer league team.

Mays, a 6’9’’ forward, spent four years at Clemson University.  After his senior season, he was the second overall pick by the Colorado 14ers in the 2008 NBA D-League Draft.  In 12 games with Colorado, Mays averaged 18.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists.  During the 2009-10 season, Mays played for the Shougang Beijing Ducks in China, where he averaged 26.0 points and 13.2 rebounds per game.  During the 2010-11 campaign he played in the NBA Summer League for both the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors.  The Garner, NC native then went back overseas and played for Oyak Renault Bursa (Turkey), where he averaged 17.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.  Mays spent the 2011-12 season with Mersin Buyuksehir Beldiyesi (Turkey), where he averaged 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Captanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico), where he averaged 2.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in eight minutes per game.

Scott, a 6’8” forward, played three years at the University of Notre Dame.  Named the 2010 Co-Most Improved Player.  After graduating in 2011, Scott went to Austria and played for the UBC Carefuel Gussing Knights.  In 27 contests with the Knights he averaged 13.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 25.9 minutes per game.  He shot .494 from the field, including .294 from three-point range and .730 from the free-throw line.  Scott was a member of the Nets 2012 summer league team.

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