4 overlooked NBA Draft prospects the Heat could transform into major steals

The Miami Heat are known for finding and developing undervalued players, and with the 15th pick in the 2024 draft, they have a strong chance to add another overlooked prospect.
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4) Devin Carter

Providence guard Devin Carter turned heads at the NBA draft combine, posting a monster 42-inch max vertical leap to go along with a 6'3 frame and a 6'9 wingspan. That put more of a spotlight on his season, in which he averaged a terrific 19.7 points while shooting a blistering 56.3% from two, 37.7% from three and snatching 8.7 rebounds per game.

He accomplished that by dramatically improving as a 3-point shooter, shooting above average on 6.8 attempts per game, though he still has an awkward release. Nevertheless, he can shoot off the dribble or run off screens, which would allow him to play on and off the ball in Miami.

With the ball in his hands, he is quick and can knife his way into the paint before defenses can react and use his explosiveness to finish or use his creativity, including using hesitation dribbles to throw off the opposing big man's timing and finishing with floaters and crafty layups.

Defensively, he is a ball hawk who is adept at playing the passing lane and coming up with turnovers. His size and length should allow him to effectively defend both guard spots, further adding to his appeal. As far as his potential draft range, Carter could go as high as eighth to the San Antonio Spurs and possibly as low as 15th to Miami, and Heat fans should hope for the latter scenario.