The Miami Heat filled their training camp roster to the maximum 20 players with today’s signing of guard/forward BJ Johnson.
Johnson, 24, spent two seasons with LaSalle University after transferring from Syracuse, averaging 20.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.30 steals and 35.2 minutes while shooting 44.6 percent from the field, 35.9 percent from three-point range and 86.9 percent from the foul line as a senior during the 2017-18 season. He was an All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and NABC All-District Second Team selection.
After going undrafted, Johnson had stints with the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic and their G League affiliate Lakeland Magic in the G League during the 2018-19 season. He then played for Orlando and Lakeland as a two-way player last season. He appeared in 10 games with Orlando and averaged 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 8.3 minutes. He played 28 games (all starts) with Lakeland and averaged 22.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.07 steals and 35.9 minutes while shooting 45.9 percent from the field, 42.3 percent from three-point range and 78.6 percent from the line.
Though Miami already has 15 players with guaranteed contracts, Johnson can still compete for one of the Heat’s two designated players with a two-way contract. Max Strus, Breein Tyree, and Paul Eboua will also be in camp without guaranteed contracts. Gabe Vincent is currently signed to a two-way contract.