HEAT Select Robert Dozier in The 2009 NBA Draft

HEAT trade the draft rights of Marcus Thornton in exchange for two future second round draft picks

MIAMI, 6/26 – The Miami HEAT have announced that they have selected forward Robert Dozier with the 60th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Dozier, a 6’9” 215-pound forward, spent four years at the University of Memphis appearing in 148 games (111 starts) and averaged 9.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.54 blocks, 1.0 assists and 0.97 steals in 25.0 minutes while shooting 46.6 percent from the field, 31.2 percent from three-point range and 69.2 percent from the foul line. He became one of only six players in school history to finish his career with 1,000 points and 900 rebounds. He finished fifth all-time in blocks (228), sixth in rebounds (961) and 13th in scoring (1,381).

Additionally, the HEAT traded the draft rights of Marcus Thornton, the 43rd selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for two future second round draft picks (2010 and 2012).