Miami Heat sign 3-point specialist Matt Williams
MIAMI – The Miami Heat announced today that they have signed guard Matt Williams. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Williams appeared in eight Summer League games (six starts) with the Heat in Orlando and Las Vegas and averaged 9.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from the field, 39 percent from three-point range and a perfect 2-of-2 from the foul line. He started all six games in Las Vegas with Miami and shot 45 percent from 3-point range, leading the team in three-point field goals made four times, including a 5-of-8 performance from beyond the arc vs. Washington on July 10 and a 6-of-9 output from downtown vs. Memphis on July 15.
The University of Central Florida graduate finished his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (274) and became the 18th player in program history to score at least 1,000 points. He appeared in 36 games (all starts) as a senior and averaged 15.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 36.5 minutes while shooting 39.1 percent from the field, 38.4 percent from 3-point range and 81.1 percent from the foul line.
Williams set the single-season school and conference records for three-point field goals made (126) and set the Knights’ single-game 3-point field goals made record after connecting on 11 against USF on January 17. He capped the season scoring the fifth-most points for a single-season in school history and earned the team’s MVP award.