Jamaree Bouyea has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Miami Heat, meaning the former Palma High playmaker will be with the team when training camp opens in October.
The 23-year-old guard went undrafted in last month’s NBA draft, but was quickly added to the Heat’s Summer League team. An Exhibit 10 contract means Bouyea will not count against the team’s salary cap in training camp.
Bouyea turned a few heads in a recent Summer League game, hitting 6-of-8 shots to finish with 13 points in 19 minutes, doling out six assists and blocking two shots in a win over the Warriors.
The 6-foot-2 former University of San Francisco standout has shown a little bit of everything in his arsenal in a handful of games for the Heat, with the ability to distribute and defend.
While he struggled with his outside shot during the Summer League season, Bouyea came off the bench to average 6.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals a game.
NBA teams can carry up to 20 players in the offseason and preseason. Rosters must be trimmed to 17 by the regular season. Miami currently has 17, including two Exhibit 10 contracts. Bouyea could be eligible to play on the Heat’s G-League team.
Bouyea led USF in scoring last year at 17.3 points a game, including a career-high 35 in his final collegiate game at the NCAA tournament. The 22-year-old also led the team in assists and steals.
Bouyea led Palma to the State Division IV finals in 2016. He never lost a league game in three seasons as the team’s starting guard.