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Undrafted in 2017, London Perrantes, Zak Irvin, Matt Williams, Justin Robinson, Gian Clavell, Eric Mika, Sebastian Saiz, join the Heat’s summer league team.

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After the Miami Heat grabbed Edrice “Bam” Adebayo in the 2017 NBA Draft, they invited undrafted London Perrantes, Zak Irvin, Matt Williams, Gian Clavell, Justin Robinson, Eric Mika, Sebastian Saiz to join their Summer League team in Orlando and/or Las Vegas.

Two years ago Bobby Marks describes how little players received at that time during summer camp in his article “The life of the non-guaranteed NBA player.

The player’s stats are listed below in order of Win Shares(WS), generously supplied by sports-reference.com. As benchmarks, Markelle Fultz had a 3.8 WS, Lonzo Ball a 6.8 WS, Jayson Tatum a 4.1 WS, Josh Jackson a 4.9 WS, and De’Aaron Fox a 5.1 WS. Analytically-minded Shane Battier (2001 Naismith College Player of the Year) might have looked at the WS factor as the new face of player development for the Heat.


Eric Mika

A 22 year-old 6’10”, 230 lb center from Alpine, UT, he averaged 20.3 PPG, 1.6 AST, 2.5 TO, 9.2 REB, 1.9 BLK, 76.3 FT%, 0.0% 3PT%, 30.6 PER, 5.7 WS last season. Watch Mika destroy Zach Collins in their one-on-one matchup. His TO/AST ratio is a bit high.

His fit would be more of a James Johnson than Willie Reed since at 6’10”, Mika can’t stop a Hassan Whiteside-sized player in a NBA post matchup.

SBnation says,

He also came up with a 29 point, 11 rebound, two block performance to knock off No. 1 Gonzaga [featuring Collins].

One of Mika’s best attributes is his motor. Mika is a relentless rebounder on both ends of the floor, and is adept at drawing fouls. He was the #3 player in college basketball this past in fouls drawn per 40 minutes.


Edrice “Bam” Adebayo

A 20 year-old 6’10”, 230 lb center from Newark, NJ, he averaged 13.0 PPG, 0.8 AST, 1.7 TO, 8.0 REB, 1.5 BLK, 65.3 FT%, 0.0% 3PT%, 22.6 PER, 5.6 WS last season.


Justin Robinson

A 22 year old 5’8”, 175 lb point guard from Kingston, NY, he averaged 19.7 PPG, 4.8 AST, 2.6 TO, 3.8 REB, 0.1 BLK, 85.6% FT%, 40.3% 3PT%, 23.3 PER, 5.4 WS in his senior year. Too short defensively, he provides a jolt when offense stalls with 20 PPG and 5 AST (makes others better).


Matt Williams

A 6’5”, 220 lb shooting guard from Orlando, FL, he averaged 14.9 PPG, 1.9 AST, 1.8 TO, 4.3 REB, 0.0 BLK, 81.1% FT%, 38.5% 3PT%, 14.9 PER, 5.1 WS in his senior year. The streaky Williams could have role as the new man with the “golden arm” to develop outside the $99 million cap restriction.


Sebastian Saiz

A 23 year-old 6’8”, 231 lb power forward from Madrid, Spain, he averaged 15.1 PPG, 1.0 AST, 2.2 TO, 11.4 REB, 1.1 BLK, 74.4% FT, 28.8% 3PT%, 21.1 PER, 4.7 WS in his last year.


London Perrantes

A 22 year-old 6’2”, 190 lb point guard from Encino, CA, he averaged 12.8 PPG, 3.9 AST, 1.6 TO, 3.1 REB, 0.1 BLK, 81.6% FT%, 38.6% 3PT%, 18.4 PER, 4.6 WS in his senior year. 247sports gave him a 0.9258 composite rating. The 0.1 BLK number signals defense issues.


Gian Clavell

A 23 year-old 6’4”, 185 lb shooting guard from Caguas, Puerto Rico, he averaged 20.4 PPG, 1.7 AST, 2.0 TO, 6.3 REB, 0.7 BLK, 69.3% FT%, 38.6% 3PT%, 23.7 PER, 4.3 WS in his last year. He played high school basketball in Miami, and his parents reside in South Florida.


Zak Irvin

A 23 year-old 6’6”, 215 lb shooting guard from Fishers, IN, he averaged 13.0 PPG, 3.0 AST, 1.9 TO, 4.5 REB, 0.1 BLK, 67.1% FT%, 34.1% 3PT%, 16.0 PER, 3.5 WS in his senior year. 247sports gave him a 0.9873 composite rating. Heat had lowest NBA FT% in first half last season.


The tweet below clears up reports that Derek Willis will be on the Heat’s Summer League roster.


TWITTER ACCOUNTS

“Bam” Adebayo

Gian Clavell

Zak Irvin

Eric Mika

London Perrantes

Justin Robinson

Sebastien Saiz

Matt Williams


Interesting fact from Chris Haynes, “There were 11 freshmen drafted in the lottery, the most in a single year in the Common Draft Era since 1966. Previous record was 8 in 2015.”

He also reported a two-way deal for Luke Kornet.

NBA Summer League 2017 begins in Orlando, FL, on the same day, July 1, as free agent signings officially commence. Along with the other participating NBA teams, Miami started the process of filling out their summer squads right after the draft results were in.