HEAT Signs Shawn Jones and Andre Dawkins
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MIAMI, September 23 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Andre Dawkins and forward Shawn Jones. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dawkins, who helped Duke University to the 2010 NCAA Championship as a freshman, appeared in four games with the HEAT during the 2014 Orlando Summer League and averaged 12.3 points, 1.3 assists and 19.1 minutes while shooting 40 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and a perfect 5-of-5 from the foul line. He hit seven three-point field goals in Miami’s Summer League playoff game vs. Oklahoma City on July 11, finishing with 27 points on 8-of-17 from the field, 7-of-12 from three-point range and a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line. He then joined the Houston Rockets in the 2014 Vegas Summer League and averaged 8.6 points and 17.4 minutes.
Dawkins played all four seasons at Duke, appearing in 142 career collegiate games (25 starts) and averaged 7.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 17.4 minutes while shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 40.7 percent from three-point range and 76.9 percent from the foul line. He finished fifth in three-point field goal percentage and eighth in three-point field goals made (231) on the school’s all-time list. Additionally, he became the 63rd player in Duke history to score at least 1,000 points (1,014).
Jones, a Miami native, appeared in five games with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2014 Vegas Summer League and averaged 5.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 14.4 minutes. He tallied 10 points, eight rebounds, an assist and a block in 19:02 minutes of action while shooting 4-of-7 from the field and a perfect 2-of-2 from the foul line vs. Houston on July 15, 2014.
The Hialeah High School alum played all four seasons at Middle Tennessee State, appearing in 131 career collegiate games (62 starts) and averaged 8.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.24 blocks and 19.2 minutes while shooting 54.1 percent from the field. During his senior season, he appeared in 33 games (all starts) and averaged 14.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.91 blocks and 28.2 minutes while shooting 57.7 percent from the field. He led the team in points (467), rebounds (279), blocks (63), field goals made (183) and free throws made (101) and was named the Conference USA Player of the Year and selected to the All-Conference USA First Team.
The HEAT’s roster now stands at 19.