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Jankovic signs contract with NBA's Miami Heat

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Former University of Hawaii forward Stefan Jankovic has signed a contract with the Miami Heat the team announced on Wednesday. Jankovic, currently a member of the Heat's NBA Summer League squad, is the first UH player to sign an NBA free agent contract coming right out of UH since Carl English in 2003 (Indiana Pacers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed
 
"We're extremely proud of Janks," head coach Eran Ganot said. "He's worked hard to get to this point and it's great to see him take this big step closer to fulfilling his NBA dream. We're thrilled for him and his family and everyone here on the islands will continue to send our support his way as he continues his journey."
 
Jankovic finished with 10 points and six rebounds in a win versus the New Orleans Pelicans today. In three games he has appeared in ­the Las Vegas Summer League – all Heat wins, he's totaled 10 points, five assists and eight rebounds in nearly 44 minutes of action.
 
Prior to Las Vegas he competed in the Orlando Pro Summer League with Miami appearing in three games. The 6-11, 234-pound Jankovic helped the Heat to a perfect 3-0 record in those contests, averaging 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 13.5 minutes while shooting 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from the field, 40 percent (2-of-5) from three-point range and 80 percent (4-of-5) from the foul line. He posted a 17-point game off the bench against the Los Angeles Clippers in his debut on July 2 after shooting 7-of-10 from the field, including 2-of-4 from three-range.
 
The native of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, led the Rainbow Warriors in scoring (15.6) and rebounding (6.6) in 2015-16 en route to Big West Conference Player of the Year honors as well as being named Associated Press honorable mention All-America and to the USBWA and NABC all-district teams.

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