Miami Heat: 3 prospects to target if they go undrafted

Sandro Mamukelashvili (23) of Seton Hall (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Miami Heat prospect #1: AJ Lawson

AJ Lawson made headlines at the NBA combine. He was originally sent to the G-League camp but got the call to compete in the combine and never looked back.

The 6-6 guard stood out at first by nailing 22 straight threes at one point. Scouts were immediately impressed, as he seemingly worked on his three-point shot since college.

On top of that, Lawson put up some amazing stats in his combine game once he got there. He ended with a statline of 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and four steals.

Lawson grew up and went to high school in Ontario, Canada. Afterward, he spent three years at the University of South Carolina.

In his three years, he averaged 16.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. However, his shooting splits were not great, shooting 39.4% from the field and 35.1% from deep.

His hard work after college paid off, though. Lawson worked his way to an invite to the combine and is now on the radar of some NBA teams.

Despite this, ESPN still has him ranked as the lowest-rated shooting guard and 85th out of their top 100. Jonathan Givony has him going undrafted in his latest mock draft as well.

The mock was created before the combine, but regardless, an interesting point to note. If Lawson falls out of the top 60, the Miami Heat should certainly give him a look.