The versatile forward was a solid addition to the Summer League roster after almost two years away from the game following a serious injury he sustained while playing for Georgetown. He played well in both the Orlando and Las vegas tournaments. He fielded several overseas offers afterwards but chose to sign with the Heat on what is likely a non-guaranteed contract that will allow the team to transition him to their D-League affiliate Sioux Falls Skyforce should he not make the roster after training camp.
Here is the complete press release:
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Greg Whittington. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Whittington appeared in nine total games (six starts) with the HEAT during Summer League play in both Orlando and Las Vegas this summer and averaged 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.44 steals and 1.33 blocks while shooting 43.5 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from three-point range and a perfect 13-of-13 from the foul line. During Las Vegas Summer League play, he led the team in points (65), rebounds (41), blocks (8) and three-point field goals made (8).
Whittington spent two seasons at Georgetown University appearing in 46 games (13 starts) averaging 6.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 24.4 minutes while shooting 42.4 percent from the field. He scored a career-high 25 points while also grabbing 11 rebounds against West Carolina on December 15, 2012 and posted three double-figure rebounding games as a sophomore, including a career-high 15-rebound effort against Duquesne on November 11, 2012.
The HEAT's roster now stands at 18.