Norvel Pelle Rumors

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Though nothing was announced, we hear the Heat summoned these 10 players to audition at a free agent camp this week: shooting guards Rodney McGruder (who played on its D-League team in Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Quinton Upshur (Northern Arizona/Portugal); Brandan Kearney (University of Detroit); Juwan Howard Jr. (son of the Heat assistant/played in Spanish League) and Jabril Trawick (Georgetown/Sioux Falls), plus forwards Okaro White (FSU/Greece), Xavier Gibson (FSU/Greece), Kevin Tumba (Belgium), Kenny Gabriel (Auburn/Turkey) and 6-11 Norvel Pelle, a skilled shot-blocker who was the No. 1 center in the 2011 high school class, failed to qualify at St. John’s and has played in the D-League, Taiwan and elsewhere since. Players who finished this past season in the NBA cannot be brought in for workouts before July 1.
According to a source, 6’10” Norvel Pelle has signed a D-League contract, and will be available in the upcoming 2013 NBA D-League draft. Back in June, Pelle withdrew from the 2013 NBA draft because of a foot injury. Pelle’s likely entry into the NBADL draft is timely, as the combo power forward/center is yet another once highly touted prep player, without college experience, looking to use the NBA D-League as a springboard to the Association.