The Miami Heat announced earlier this week that they will be inviting Summer League standout Eric Griffin to training camp.
Griffin, a two-year starter at Campbell University, emerged as a regular rotation player of the Heat’s Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League teams.
In his second and last season at Campbell, Griffin averaged 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. He also shot 61 percent from the field, 37 percent on 30 three-point attempts and 57 percent from the foul line.
The 6’8″ forward made a name for himself with his athleticism, an always necessary staple of a Heat team that thrives on quick feet and hands to force turnovers and initiate transition opportunities.
Griffin is the second player from the Heat’s Summer League team to have further action taken in a possible career path that involves playing with Miami. Last week, the Heat planned on sending second-round draft pick James Ennis to play in Australia, where he will still be under contract with Miami.
Griffin’s Summer League stats weren’t egregious, but his defense and high-flying antics were enough to convince the Heat front office to bring him to camp. NBA teams are allowed to have up to 20 players on the camp roster.