Miami Heat Sign Keith Benson to Undisclosed Deal

Florida-based financial services professional Barry Kornfeld provides tax advisory and income-planning services for retirees as the owner of First Financial Tax Group in Boca Raton. Outside of work, Barry Kornfeld enjoys playing and coaching basketball and cheering on his favorite NBA team, the Miami Heat.

In a recently released statement, the Miami Heat announced that they have signed 6-foot-11, 230-pound center Keith Benson. Benson was picked up by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft, but he has only played three NBA games.

After a stint in the NBA Development League, the 27-year-old spent the last two seasons playing for international teams in China, Belarus, Lithuania, and Estonia. Last year, Benson posted decent numbers in 47 games split between Neptunas Klaipeda in the Lithuanian Basketball League and BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn in the Estonian Basketball League.

In addition to his overseas play, Benson spent this summer playing for the Orlando Magic in the NBA Summer League, where he averaged 12.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.40 blocks in five games. Benson is the 16th player on the Heat’s roster and will reportedly spend the 2015-16 season with the team’s D-League affiliate, the Sioux Fall Skyforce.


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