Heat sign second round rookie Dexter PittmanPosted by Inside Hoops
The Miami Heat announced today that they have signed second round draft selection Dexter Pittman. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“One of our priorities in the draft was to make sure that we could augment the depleted center position with the loss of Jermaine O’Neal,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “Dexter has the size and agility to be a very productive player for us in the long run, and there is no better place for him to improve than in the Miami Heat system.”
Pittman, a 6’10”, 290-pound center, played all four seasons at the University of Texas appearing in 134 games (59 starts) and averaged 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 62.3 percent from the field and 60.1 percent from the foul line. He finished his senior season leading the team in both field goal percentage (.654) and blocks (63) while earning the team’s Most Improved Player honor as both a freshman and junior.
Pittman was selected by the Heat with the 32nd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.