Miami Heat: Three prospects that could be second-round steals

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Amir Hinton

Point Guard-Shaw University

Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina has produced NBA caliber talent before, in Ronald “Flip” Murray, but this time it has some breaking out all-time terms. Point Guard Amir Hinton has been called one of the best Division II basketball players of all time by some. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat may just want to test that theory.

"Among under-the-radar prospects the Heat summoned to AA Arena for a workout this week is Division II Shaw (Raleigh, North Carolina) guard Amir Hinton, an explosive scorer who averaged 29.4 points last season and shot 48.8 percent from the field."

He is a 6’5″ ball of offensive electricity. For his Shaw team this past season, he averaged 29.4 points per game, four assists, and 4.9 rebounds. While you would like the assists numbers to come up if he is to be a point guard in the NBA, his scoring would definitely come in handy for a team such as the Miami Heat.

He shot 48.8 percent from the field overall while shooting 34 percent from deep this past season on about 3.6 attempts per game, which indicates that he should be capable of hitting the three at the next level. At 6’5″, he has great size if he is to slot in at the point guard in the NBA, and has the size enough if he is forced to be more of a 2-guard or swingman. Regardless of where he would play, the Miami Heat could use a player with his scoring acumen, and the cost of acquiring a second-round pick would be well worth it to find out exactly what he could be.