Miami Heat sign six-foot-11 Canadian forward Kyle Alexander
Missouri forward Jeremiah Tilmon (23) works for a shot as he's defended by Tennessee forward Kyle Alexander (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Wade Payne/AP)
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat have signed Canadian forward Kyle Alexander.
The six-foot-11 big man from Milton, Ont., played in eight Summer League games with the Heat after going undrafted at last month's NBA draft. He averaged 4.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.38 blocks in 15.9 minutes and shot 43.8 per cent from the field and 75 per cent from the foul line.
Prior to joining the Heat, Alexander played four seasons at Tennessee, where he ranks second all-time in blocks (185) and fifth in offensive rebounds (287). His 64 blocks during his senior year were the second most in a single season by a Volunteer.
Alexander was part of the Orangeville Prep Athlete Institute in high school, where he played with Denver star guard Jamal Murray and Detroit centre Thon Maker.