HEAT Announce Training Camp Information

Shaquille O’Neal
NBAE
MIAMI, October 4 – The Miami HEAT announced today that the club will kick off their 2004-05 training camp on Monday, October 4 at the HEAT practice facility, coinciding with the team’s Media Day beginning at 1:00PM.

Tuesday’s 11:30AM practice will kick off four days of two-a-day practice sessions. All of the team’s practices will be held at the HEAT practice facility, with players and coaches available to the media following the first practice session only.

Shaquille O’Neal headlines a list of eight new players who were added to the team roster. Joining O’Neal are veterans Christian Laettner, Wesley Person, Michael Doleac, Damon Jones and Keyon Dooling. HEAT first round draft pick Dorell Wright and second round selection Matt Freije will also join the squad. Returning from the 2003-04 season are Malik Allen, Jerome Beasley, Rasual Butler, Udonis Haslem, Eddie Jones, Dwyane Wade and Wang Zhi-Zhi.

The HEAT begin their preseason schedule on Sunday, October 10, when they face the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.

TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
NO PLAYER POS HT WT DOB COLLEGE YRS
35 Malik Allen F 6-10 255 06/27/78 Villanova ‘00 3
24 Jerome Beasley F 6-9 237 05/17/80 North Dakota ‘03 1
45 Rasual Butler F 6-7 205 05/23/79 La Salle ‘02 2
51 Michael Doleac C 6-11 262 06/15/77 Utah ‘98 6
5 Keyon Dooling G 6-3 190 05/08/80 Missouri ‘02 4
50 Matt Freije F 6-10 249 10/02/81 Vanderbilt ‘04 R
40 Udonis Haslem F 6-8 228 06/09/80 Florida ‘02 1
19 Damon Jones G 6-3 185 08/25/76 Houston ‘97 6
6 Eddie Jones G 6-6 200 10/20/71 Temple ‘94 10
44 Christian Laettner F/C 6-11 245 08/17/69 Duke ‘92 12
32 Shaquille O’Neal C 7-1 325 03/06/72 Louisiana State ‘93 12
7 Wesley Person G/F 6-6 200 03/28/71 Auburn ‘94 10
3 Dwyane Wade G 6-4 212 01/17/82 Marquette ‘05 1
1 Dorell Wright F 6-7 210 12/02/85 South Kent Prep ‘04 R
15 Wang Zhi-Zhi C 7-1 284 07/08/77 China 4