Flatten signs NBA contract

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor

Former South Dakota State men’s basketball player Skyler Flatten has signed a contract with the Miami Heat, according to an Oct. 15 press release.

The 6-foot-6 guard from Clark, South Dakota, played his last game for the Jackrabbits in March, a loss to Texas in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament. As a senior, Flatten averaged 15.5 points per game on 52% shooting from the field, including 44% from 3-point range.

Prior to the NBA Draft in June, Flatten worked out for franchises such as the Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings. However, he did not hear his name called on draft night.

After the draft, Flatten signed to play for Italian club Virtus Roma next season, but it appears he will be staying in the U.S. to pursue his professional basketball career.

A tweet from Ira Winderman, the Miami Heat beat reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, indicates Flatten is likely headed for the Heat’s NBA G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.