A look at Heat’s full summer roster featuring Garrett, Yurtseven and other familiar faces

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Alie Skowronski/askowronski@miamiherald.com

The Miami Heat’s summer-league roster includes a few familiar faces.

The Heat’s 14-man summer-league team features four players from the season-ending roster: Haywood Highsmith, Mychal Mulder, Javonte Smart and Omer Yurtseven. Highsmith and Yurtseven were members of the Heat’s 15-man roster this past season and Mulder and Smart closed the season as the Heat’s two-way contract players.

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The Heat’s summer-league roster also includes guard Marcus Garrett, who spent part of last season with Miami on a two-way contract after going undrafted out of Kansas in 2021. Garrett also played for the Heat in summer league last year.

Known for his elite defensive upside with a 6-10 wingspan, Garrett totaled 13 points on 5-of-21 (23.8 percent) shooting from the field and 1-of-4 (25 percent) shooting on threes, 23 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and three blocks in 12 games with the Heat last season.

Garrett played through right wrist tendinitis for most of his time with the Heat and eventually was waived in January. He then underwent season-ending surgery to fix the instability in his right wrist and remained around the Heat for rehabilitation.

Garrett, 23, is scheduled to only participate in the Las Vegas Summer League this year after the Heat completes play in the California Classic.

Serbian forward Nikola Jovic, who was selected by the Heat with the 27th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, will also represent the Heat in summer league.

The Heat opens summer league in San Francisco at Chase Center with matchups against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday at 5 p.m. (ESPN2), Sacramento Kings on Sunday at 5 p.m. (NBA TV) and Golden State Warriors on July 5 at 3 p.m. (NBA TV).

The Heat will then, like every NBA team, play five games in the Las Vegas Summer league that will be held from July 7-17: vs. Boston Celtics on July 9 at 5:30 p.m. on NBA TV, vs. Atlanta Hawks on July 12 at 7 p.m. on NBA TV, vs. Philadelphia 76ers on July 13 at 9 p.m. on ESPNU, vs. Toronto Raptors on July 15 at 10 p.m. on NBA TV, and the fifth game will either be played on either July 16 or 17 with the opponent and game time determined later.

Here’s the Heat’s full summer-league roster, which was released by the team on Monday night:

Jalen Adaway, F, 6-5, 215, St. Bonaventure

Kyle Allman, Jr., G, 6-4, 183, Paris Basketball

Jamaree Bouyea, G, 6-2, 170, San Francisco

Jamal Cain, F, 6-7, 191, Oakland

Marcus Garrett, G, 6-5, 205, Kansas

Bryce Hamilton, G/F, 6-4, 205, UNLV

Haywood Highsmith, F, 6-7, 220, Wheeling

Nikola Jovic, F, 6-11, 223, Mega Basket

Mychal Mulder, G, 6-3, 195, Kentucky

Orlando Robinson, C, 6-11, 244, Fresno State

Javonte Smart, G, 6-3, 205, Louisiana State

Aaron Wheeler, F, 6-9, 205, St. John’s

Bryson Williams, C, 6-9, 237, Texas Tech

Omer Yurtseven, C, 6-11, 255, Georgetown

Garrett and Yurtseven are only expected to participate in Las Vegas Summer League. Yurtseven is currently working with the Turkish national team. Summer league rosters are fluid and could change at any time.

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