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NBA Offseason 2012: Texas' J'Covan Brown Signs With Miami Heat

Ex-Texas Longhorn J'Covan Brown has found his NBA home with the Miami Heat

GREENSBORO NC - DECEMBER 18:  J'Covan Brown #14 of the Texas Longhorns reacts after their 78-76 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels Greensboro Coliseum on December 18 2010 in Greensboro North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
GREENSBORO NC - DECEMBER 18: J'Covan Brown #14 of the Texas Longhorns reacts after their 78-76 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels Greensboro Coliseum on December 18 2010 in Greensboro North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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After watching Thursday night's 2012 NBA Draft come and go and not hearing his name called, ex-Texas Longhorn J'Covan Brown had to be wondering where his opportunity would be coming from.

He didn't have to wait long to get his answer.

The defending champion Miami Heat extended a contract to Brown, of course which he happily agreed to. Brown will fight for a roster spot on Miami's thin and aging bench come training camp, where he'll be taking the floor alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Brown was a standout for Texas, averaging 20.1 points per game as a junior last year to lead the Big-12 conference.

Although Brown was on the fringe of being drafted according to many, he went undrafted and as it turns out, he probably wouldn't have it any other way. He'll now have time to develop his skills behind some of the greatest to ever play, not a bad way to enter the league.

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