Former Stockton King guard Gabe Vincent has signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat, the organization announced today.
The 6'3" Vincent played for Stockton last season, but has made leaps and bounds in his play that sees him ranked sixth among all scorers in the G-League with an average of 23.4 points per game.
The 23-year-old is also one of the best long ball shooters in the G-League, converting on 42% of his 10.5 attempts per game. Last season, Vincent hit 29% of his threes on just 4.3 attempts, so it's been nothing short of a big time leap for him. His 88 made threes also leads the G-League.
Vincent also boasts a true shooting percentage of 63.4, another leap from his 47.2 mark last year.
He also averages 3.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.8 minutes. His assists may seem low for someone who plays at the guard position, but Stockton is stacked with multiple capable ball handlers like Isaiah Canaan, Cody Demps, Kyle Guy and DaQuan Jeffries which accounts for the deflation.
Vincent didn't appear for Stockton in yesterday's 132-114 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, but was there courtside to support his teammates.
He now goes to Miami, where he could become a diamond in the rough for them considering how they've transformed Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson into crucial rotational players with bright futures. Vincent can be the newest guy that Miami can elevate to the next level.
I was hoping that Sacramento would eventually call Vincent up like they did with Cody Demps last season, but they have two-ways invested in rookie Kyle Guy and DaQuan Jeffries, though Vincent's rise has shown more promise.