LOS ANGELES — For the first time in five years, no USC players were drafted in the NBA Draft. However, one player still inked a contract. Drew Peterson was an undrafted free agent, but following the draft, the Miami Heat signed the 6’9″ guard to an Exhibit 10 contract. This contract grants Peterson a one-year minimum deal and allows the Heat to convert it to a two-way contract. This means Peterson would be able to go back and forth between the Heat and their G-League team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
In college, Peterson started at Rice but then transferred to USC after his sophomore year. He finished his college career at USC, using his fifth year. In his final year, he was a co-captain, the second-leading scorer, averaged 13.9 points, and was an extremely versatile player. Peterson could be a great acquisition for the Heat and could soon make his NBA dreams a reality.