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30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #203-199

Jerry Stackhouse, Martin Muursepp, Shannon Brown, Harold Jamison and Antonio Lang all suited up for the Heat.

Jerry Stackhouse played 50 minutes with the Heat.

203. Jerry Stackhouse

Jerry Stackhouse was a 6'6" shooting guard from Kinston, NC. The two-time former all-star and 2000-01 NBA scoring champion was born on November 5th, 1974. Hyped as the "next" Jordan out of the University of North Carolina, he declared for the draft after two seasons of collegiate hoops, and went third overall to the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1995 draft.

Stackhouse played two and a half seasons with the 76ers, earning a spot on the all-rookie team and averaging 19 points, four rebounds, and three and a half assists while with the team. The Sixers traded him to the Pistons in December 1997, where he played for four and a half seasons and earned his greatest on-court success (it was also during this time that he completed his degree at UNC, in African-American studies). He averaged 22.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists over 337 games on the Pistons (41st all-time).

Stackhouse began a two-year stint with the Washington Bullets in 2002-03, then later joined the Dallas Mavericks for five seasons. His time spent in the two cities was less successful than that to which he was used. In 2009-10, he joined the Milwaukee Bucks for one season.

On October 23rd, 2010, Stackhouse signed a free agent contract to play with Miami. In seven appearances for the Heat, he sunk three-of-12 field goal attempts, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists. His only substantial playing time with the then brand-new "Big Three" came on November 20th, a 97-95 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. In 20 minutes of his only Heat game as a starter, he scored two points with one rebound and one assist. He did not make another appearance with Miami, getting waived three days later.

Stackhouse played 2011-12 with the Atlanta Hawks (30 games) before joining the re-christened Brooklyn Nets for his last season (37 games) in 2012-13. He served as an assistant coach for the Nets in 2015-16 and currently serves as Head coach for Raptors 905, Toronto’s D-League affiliate.

Stat Line: seven games, 50 minutes, three-for-12, five-for-seven from the line, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks, 12 points.

Cumulative GameScore: 6.8

202. Martin Muursepp

Martin Muursepp was a 6'9" power forward from Tallinn, Estonia. Born on September 26th, 1974, he is thus far the only Estonian player to make an NBA appearance. He was originally selected in the first round of the 1996 draft, 25th overall by the Utah Jazz. They turned around and sent him straight to the Heat for a 2000 first round pick (DeShawn Stevenson).

Muursepp made his debut on December 21st, in an 86-66 Heat win over the Houston Rockets. He only played one minute, but scored two points with a rebound and an assist for a PER that was surely in the 40's or higher. In total, he was only on the floor for the Heat for 27 minutes over 10 games, scoring 17 points on 36% shooting.

On Valentine's Day, the Heat sent him with Sasha Danilovic and Kurt Thomas to the Dallas Mavericks for Jamal Mashburn. He played just over a quarter per appearance over 73 games for Dallas during the next two seasons. He averaged five points, two rebounds, and an assist per game. He also played professionally in Greece, Israel, Russia, Australia, Estonia, and Belarus. Later, he went into coaching, and has served as such wtih Kalev/Cramo and with Belarus as an assistant.

Stat Line: 10 games, 27 minutes, five-for-14, six-for-14 free throws, 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block.

Cumulative GameScore: 6.9

201. Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown was a 6’4”, 205 lb. shooting guard from Maywood, Illinois. Born on November 29th, 1985, he was selected in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, with the 25th overall choice out of Michigan State. As a Spartan, he appeared in 97 games over three seasons, averaging 12.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 28 minutes per game.

Brown exemplified the term “journeyman” over his nine season NBA career. He played 38 games with the Cavaliers over two seasons before joining the Chicago Bulls (six games), the Charlotte Bobcats (30 games), the Los Angeles Lakers (182 games), the Phoneix Suns (118 games), the San Antonio Spurs (10 games), and the New York Knicks (19 games).

Despite his travels, Brown was still only 29 when he joined the newly-LeBron-less Miami team in August, 2014. He appeared in five games for the Heat, starting twice at shooting guard and hitting seven-of-19 field goals, three-of-seven three-pointers, and three-of-four foul shots. He had his best game on November 20th in a 110-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, when he played 21 minutes off the bench and hit four-of-seven from the field, scoring nine points with two steals.

In a post-career note, Brown was selected by the Grand Rapids Drive in the second round of the 2016 Developmental League Draft, but was soon thereafter waived on November 10th.

Stat Line: five games, 89 minutes, seven-of-19, three-of-seven three-pointers, three-of-four foul shots, 20 points, one rebound, four steals, three assists.

Cumulative GameScore: 8.3

200. Harold Jamison

Harold Jamison, born November 20th, 1976, was a 6'8" power forward from Orangeburg, SC. He attended Clemson, lettering four times. He averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds during his senior season, graduating with the Class of 1999.

After going undrafted, Jamison signed a free agent contract with Miami prior to 1999 training camp for $301,875. In 12 Heat games, he shot 35% from the field (seven-for-20) and an unbelievable 22.2% from the foul line (four-for-18). On March 21st he scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds in only 17 minutes in an 82-77 Heat setback at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks.

After playing 2000-01 in Poland, Jamison got another call for the NBA, playing part of 2001-02 with the Los Angeles Clippers (25 games). After that, he rejoined his club in Poland, also making appearances in Italy, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Ukraine, and Lebanon. He was last rostered on Duhok SC, an Iraqi basketball team in 2013.

Stat Line: 12 games, 74 minutes, seven-of-20, 18 points, 21 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block.

Cumulative GameScore: 8.6

199. Antonio Lang

Antonio Lang was a 6'8" small forward from Mobile, AL. Born on May 15th, 1972, he played four seasons with the Duke University Blue Devils, graduating in 1994. He averaged 30 minutes, 12.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and an assist per game during his senior season. The Phoenix Suns made him their second round pick that year, 29th overall.

Due to a knee injury, the Suns limited Lang's playing time his rookie season, appearing in 12 games and 53 minutes overall. Just before the 1995-96 season, Phoenix traded him along with Dan Majerle and a first round pick (Brevin Knight) for Hot Rod Williams to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played 105 games over two seasons in Cleveland, averaging 2.7 points and 1.6 assists in 12.2 minutes per appearance.

Just before the 1997-98 season, Lang signed a free agent contract with the Golden State Warriors, but failed to make the opening day squad. On March 13th, the Heat signed him to a 10-day contract (which they later extended through the end of the season). He played six games with the Heat, scoring 12 points on three-of-five shooting with five rebounds. On March 31st, he played 11 minutes of a 121-95 win over the Boston Celtics, scoring six points on two-of-three shooting with a rebound and a steal. Miami released him in July.

Lang later suited up for the Cavaliers (10 games), the Toronto Raptors (seven games) and the Philadelphia 76ers (three games). He went on to play in the CBA, in Japan, and in the Phillipines. He is currently an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz.

Stat Line: six games, 29 minutes, three-for-five, six-of-eight free throws, 12 points, five rebounds, two steals, one assist.

Cumulative GameScore: 8.7