Miami Heat sign former Louisiana Tech forward Erik McCree

 

Erik McCree of Louisiana Tech celebrates after a victory over Ohio State during the 2015-16 season. (Photo Getty Images)

The Miami Heat signed undrafted rookie forward Erik McCree of Louisiana Tech on Monday, bringing their training camp roster to 19.

McCree, 6-foot-8, 220 pounds, played for the Houston Rockets’ Las Vegas summer league team in July. McCree led the Bulldogs with 17.7 points and 8.9 rebounds last season and was named first-team All-Conference USA. He was projected by some to be a late second-round pick in June’s draft but then decided to take the Rockets’ offer to play summer league after going undrafted.

After starting his college career at Murray State, McCree, who is from Orlando, transferred to Louisiana Tech where he played for three seasons. He averaged 14.9 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Bulldogs while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from 3-point range. He started all but one of the 99 games he played at Louisiana Tech.

McCree, who became just the sixth player in school history to record at least 1,400 points and 700 rebounds in just three seasons, registered 13 double-doubles, the second-most in the conference.  He finished the season as one of only four forwards in the country to connect on at least 200 field goals, 50 threes and 125 free throws.

The Heat have one opening on their training camp roster. Camp starts Sept. 26 at Florida Atlantic University.

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