Heat Sign Okaro White

JULY 15, 5:01pm: The Heat have made their deal with White official.

JULY 14, 6:30pm: The Heat have agreed to a deal with unrestricted free agent forward Okaro White, Greek basketball journalist George Zakkas tweets and international journalist David Pick confirms (via Twitter). The length and terms of the agreement are unknown, but it does include a partial guarantee, Pick notes.

The 23-year-old went undrafted out of Florida State in 2014 and then headed overseas, spending the 2014/15 campaign with the Italian club Granarolo Bologna, where he averaged 12.2 points and 6.9 rebounds on the season. White then headed to Greece, spending this past season with Aris BC, notching averages of 13.9 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.8 minutes per outing. He shot .465/.337/.791 from the field on the year.

White attended a free agent mini-camp that Miami held in June, but didn’t come away with a contract offer. He appeared in the Orlando Summer League for the Magic’s squad and has been suiting up for the Heat’s squad in Las Vegas, chipping in 10.0 PPG and 6.3 RPG over four contests.

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2 months 10 days ago
Nice. I really liked what I saw from him during summer league. He showed good versatility, played with some defensive intensity, showing an ability to cover ground defensively, and he shot the ball well, as well as doing a good job competing on the boards. He is another guy that I would look at well before Luke Babbit… I’d like to see Damion Lee and Victor Rudd get looks as well, and they have a couple of other guys that seem like interesting prospects for their D-League team, like David Walker and Michael Carrera. I could also see Greg Whittington… Read more »
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