Former Kentucky Wildcat Josh Harrellson has officially signed with the Miami Heat. Early reports have Harrellson vying for the third string center spot that was most recently held by Eddy Curry. Unlike all the rest of the Heat big men, Jorts gives Miami a three-point shooting threat at the center spot. Heat Forward and former Florida Gator, Mike Miller was said to be impressed with Harrellson’s abilities from long range. At 6’10”, 275 lbs, Harrellson would become the second heaviest player on the Heat roster behind Dexter Pittman.
The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Los Angeles Lakers all look to be the front runners for the NBA Championship this coming year. Each team now has a Kentucky Wildcat on the roster. The Heat look to defend their crown with Harrellson, the Thunder recently signed Deandre Liggins and Daniel Orton, and Jodie Meeks will join Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant in L.A.
Best of luck to Josh and his future in the NBA. He’s a great representative of the Kentucky Wildcats and now looks to add some serious bling to his trophy case. Can you imagine American Airlines arena having a “Jorts” day? The legend continues.
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