Meet Zyon Pullin: The Miami Heat's next undrafted gem

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Does the story of a Florida Gator to a Miami Heat undrafted gem sound familiar? Well, here's the next. Guard Zyon Pullin officially signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat after going undrafted. This may be the Heat's next developmental success story.

Pullin spent his first four seasons at UC Riverside before transferring to Florida to play under head coach Todd Golden in his last collegiate season. This year with the Gators, Pullin averaged 15.5 points and 5 assists and was an efficient three-point shooter (45%). He received first-team All-SEC honors, helping lead Florida to its first March Madness appearance since 2021.

Standing at 6-foot-4, Pullin has excellent size for a point guard and can create his shots. Pullin's strongest attribute is that he is an excellent passer who rarely turns the ball over, as he set the school record with a 3.77 assist-to-turnover ratio. Pullin is also an intelligent defender who can guard both physical and quick players.

While Pullin may not be the most explosive point guard, his potential in the NBA is undeniable. If he can maintain a decent three-point shooting volume and enhance his finishing at the rim, along with his passing ability, you could definitely see him become a valuable backup point guard in the NBA, similar to the role Tyus Jones played in Memphis.