Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Miami Heat signed Carlos Arroyo

MIAMI, 10/12 – The Miami HEAT have announced that they have signed free agent guard Carlos Arroyo. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Arroyo, 6’2”, 200 pounds, has appeared in 433 regular season NBA games (113 starts) and averaged 7.0 points, 3.3 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 18.2 minutes while shooting 43.2 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from three-point range and 80.1 percent from the foul line.

The seven-year NBA veteran spent last season with Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel), appearing in 28 games averaging 15.3 points, 5.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.29 steals in 31.1 minutes of action. Prior to his stint in Israel, Arroyo spent his NBA career with Toronto, Denver, Utah, Detroit and most recently appeared in 161 games (25 starts) with the Orlando Magic over the course of three seasons from 2005-08. Additionally, he has appeared in 29 postseason NBA games and averaged 2.3 points and 1.9 assists in 8.5 minutes of action.

Arroyo, a Puerto Rican native, helped lead the Puerto Rican Men’s National Team to a Bronze medal in the Olympic qualifying tournament in 2003 and also led the national team to a sixth place finish in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. In 2001, he became just the fifth player from Puerto Rico to play in the NBA. 

During his colligate career in Miami at Florida International University, Arroyo became just the second player in school history to score at least 1,600 career points. He finished his FIU career setting school records with 459 assists and 177 steals. He also ranked second in school history in three-point field goals made (174), third in field goals made (562) and third in free throws made (302).

Arroyo will wear number 8.

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