The Miami Heat announced that they have assigned Okaro White and Marcus Georges-Hunt to their NBA D-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. This will enable them to be able to play in the 2017 NBA Development League All-Star Game that will take place in New Orleans during the NBA All-Star celebration.
The game will take place Saturday, February 18 at the Superdome in New Orleans and it will air live on NBA TV at 2:30PM.
Both players were named NBA Development League All-Stars earlier this month but in order to participate in the game they had to currently be on the active roster of a D-League team.
From the Heat’s press release announcing the move:
White has appeared in 14 games with the HEAT this season averaging 4.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 16.2 minutes while shooting 46.2 percent (18-of-39) from the field, 42.1 percent (8-of-19) from three-point range and 93.8 percent (15-of-16) from the foul line. Earlier this season, he appeared in 23 games (all starts) for the HEAT’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and averaged 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 helped the Skyforce to a division best 16-5 record while ranking second on the team in points (424), rebounds (201), field goals made (144), three-point field goals made (38) and free throws made (98).
Georges-Hunt, who was signed to a 10-day contract by the HEAT on February 8, has not appeared in a game for Miami. He previously appeared in 32 games (27 starts) for the Maine Red Claws this season and averaged 16.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.03 steals and 36.7 minutes while shooting 46.6 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from three-point range and 86.1 percent from the foul line. When he signed with the HEAT, he led the NBA D-League in minutes (1,176) and among team leaders he ranked first in assists (133), second in rebounds (184), steals (32) and free throws made (118) and third in points (524) and field goals made (177).