Miami Heat sign former USF point guard Jamaree Bouyea

The WCC’s awesome basketball year continued on Thursday with the news that former San Francisco Dons point guard Jamaree Bouyea has signed a contract with the Miami Heat.

Terms of Bouyea’s contract were not revealed, but putting pen to paper is a great sign the Heat have a plan for him this upcoming season.

While it could involve a lot of time spent in the G-League, any NBA action for the high-scoring guard would be huge for the San Francisco program, who made the NCAA Tournament last year for the first time since 1998 in large part thanks to Bouyea’s performance.

Bouyea has appeared in six summer league games for Miami so far, averaging 6.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, three assists, and 1.5 steals per game.

He is San Francisco’s all-time leader in games played, and finished third in assists and steals, as well as fifth in points and field goals made.

Bouyea was exceptional in his final season on the Hilltop, averaging 17.3 points, five rebounds, four assists, and 1.8 steals while earning All-WCC First Team honors.

His final game was one for the ages, as he dropped 36 points on Murray State in his only NCAA Tournament game after the Dons fell in overtime.

Gonzaga’s time in the WCC may be coming to an end in the not-too-distant future, but the growth of the league as a bonafide basketball conference is readily apparent, with players like Bouyea and former Santa Clara guard Jalen Williams poised to make an impact at the NBA level this season and beyond.

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