HEAT Signs Flatten And Palo
MIAMI, October 15 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guards Skyler Flatten and Bubu Palo. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Flatten played his entire collegiate career at South Dakota State, appearing in 33 games (all starts) as a senior last season and averaged 15.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.24 steals and 36.5 minutes while shooting 51.7 percent from the field, 44 percent from three-point range and 68.3 percent from the foul line. He was named to the All-Summit League Second Team after leading the team in minutes (1,205) while finishing second in steals (41), blocks (13) and three-point field goals made (84) and third in points (510), assists (73), field goals made (185) and field goal percentage. Flatten recorded eight 20-point games and connected on at least three three-point field goals in 12 games.
Palo, who has played five seasons with the HEAT’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, including on the 2016 G League Championship team, appeared in 40 games (25 starts) last season with the Skyforce and averaged 13.2 points, 4.5 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 31.4 minutes while shooting 45.7 percent from the field, 44 percent from three-point range and 83.2 percent from the foul line. Among the Skyforce’s all-time lists, he ranks first in free throws made (687), fifth in games played (154), sixth in assists (557), eighth in minutes (4,335) and 10th in points (1,814). Palo has appeared in 170 career G League games (99 starts) and averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 27.3 minutes while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from three-point range and 78.9 percent from the foul line.