The Heat may not have had a pick in Thursday’s draft, but they are scouring through the pile of undrafted players in search of potential.
Miami has already found one prospect it likes, as former South Carolina forward Michael Carrera has reportedly agreed to play on the Heat’s summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas. Venezuela’s Noticia al Dia and the Miami Herald were the first to report the news.
“I am very happy with this new opportunity that God has given me and grateful to the organization of the Heat for the invitation,” he told Noticia al Dia.
Carrera led the Gamecocks in in scoring (14.5 avg.), rebounding (7.7 avg.) and blocks (33) last season. At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, Carrera is known as a strong defender.
Another aspect of Carrera’s game working in his favor is his improved 3-point stroke. The 23-year-old made 51 3-pointers at an impressive 40.5 percent clip last season after making a combined 26 3-pointers over his first three college seasons.
Carrera, who is from Anzoátegui, Venezuela, is expected to play for Venezuela in the Olympics this summer.