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Heat announce summer league roster, Wade meets with owner Arison

The Miami Heat have announced their roster for the upcoming Summer League tournament starting next week in Las Vegas. After skipping last year's summer league, the Heat will field a ragtag collection of rookies, undrafted players and one journeyman in a quest to continue into training camp with the big boys and attempt to grab the several spots that will be open on next year's roster. This will also mark the first time assistant coach David Fizdale will be assuming head coaching duties during summer league play. Players of note are new picks Dexter Pittman and Jarvis Varnado, last year's second round pick Patrick Beverley, recent Heat players Kenny Hansbrouck and Shavlik Randolph (one of the players responsible for beating the New Jersey Nets in the final regular season and giving us the right to lose against the underrated Boston Celtics) as well as the son of former Heat player Anthony Mason. Due to injury, Da’Sean Butler (2010 second round pick) and Robert Dozier (2009 second round pick) will not be participating. Somewhat surprisingly, Michael Beasley (who had recently stated he would play in the summer league) and Mario Chalmers have also been left off the squad, a possible clue that the Heat don't want to risk them should they be traded. In keeping with tradition here in Miami there are no foreigners on the team, just collegiate players. Remember that Hot Hot Hoops will be providing exclusive coverage of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas. The roster is as follows: Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. D.O.B. College D’Andre Bell G 6-6 222 6/17/87 Georgia Tech Patrick Beverley G 6-1 175 7/12/88 Arkansas Jermaine Beal G 6-3 205 11/4/87 Vanderbilt Weyinmi Efejuku G 6-5 210 9/15/86 Providence Kyle Gibson G 6-5 205 5/22/87 Louisiana Tech Mickell Gladness C 6-11 230 7/26/86 Alabama A&M Kenny Hasbrouck G 6-3 194 8/14/86 Siena Davon Jefferson F 6-8 215 11/3/86 So. California Damian Johnson F 6-6 ½ 192 3/9/87 Minnesota Anthony Mason Jr. F 6-7 205 1/25/87 St. John’s Zach Peacock F 6-8 235 10/13/87 Georgia Tech Dexter Pittman C 6-11 ½ 308 3/2/88 Texas Shavlik Randolph F 6-10 230 11/24/83 Duke Antywane Robinson F 6-8 220 7/12/84 Temple Jon Scheyer G 6-5 185 8/24/87 Duke Garret Siler C 6-11 304 10/25/86 Augusta St. Raymond Sykes C 6-9 220 7/3/86 Clemson Mikhail Torrance G 6-5 210 9/30/88 Alabama Jarvis Varnado F 6-9 210 3/1/88 Mississippi St. There was good news on the Dwyane Wade saga as news hit that he had passed by the American Airlines Arena this afternoon and spent time with owner Micky Arison. Apparently, Pat Riley was not present but Wade had already met with the Heat travelling "free agency" group up in Chicago last week (although no formal presentation was made like with Chris Bosh). Wade is due to meet tomorrow with the local media for the first time since free agency started and anticipation of what he'll say or won't say is reaching a fever pitch. Stay tuned.