The Miami Heat have announced the signing of Okaro White on a 10-day contract, the team announced Tuesday.
Miami has been decimated by injuries this season and recently applied for a roster exception after the loss of second-year player Justise Winslow for the season with a shoulder injury.
He will wear jersey #15 for Miami.
White appeared in 23 games (all starts) with the Heat’s D-League affiliate team the Sioux Falls Skyforce, averaging 18.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.09 steals and 33.0 minutes while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 86 percent from the foul line. He is second on the team in points (424), rebounds (201), field goals made (144), three-point field goals made (38) and free throws made (98).
White has already received $100,000 from Miami for reporting to camp. This salary will be above and beyond that.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 17, 2017
He played for Aris B.C. of the Greek Basketball League last season, averaging 13.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.57 steals and 26.8 minutes while shooting 49.1 percent from the field and was selected the Greek Basketball Player of the Year. He previously also played for Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna in Italy during the 2014-15 season and averaged 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.00 blocks in 33 games (32 starts).
The former Florida State University star was originally signed by the Heat on July 15, 2016 and appeared in six preseason games (averaging 5.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.5 minutes) as well as five Summer League games in Las Vegas (averaging 8.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.00 steals).