Sept. 20, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida State University men’s
basketball player Ron Hale signed a free agent contract with the Miami Heat
on Sept. 14 and was the second round draft choice (19th selection overall)
of the Yakima Sun Kings of the Continental Basketball Association on Sept.
Hale signed as an undrafted free agent with the Heat. Terms of the
agreement, as per team rules were not disclosed. Hale will attempt to make
the Heat roster during training camp. If he is unsuccessful in making the
NBA roster, he will be permitted to join the Sun Kings for their season.
The Sun Kings, coached by Paul Woolpert, won the CBA championship
last season after finishing the regular season in second place in the
National Conference with a 33-23 record.
Hale, a Largo, Fla., native, played four years for the Seminoles.
He earned All-ACC third team honors during his junior and senior seasons.
Hale’s career stats rank him among the Seminoles all-time leaders in points
(19th, 1,236), 3-point field goals made (seventh, 111) and rebounds (26th,
498). In 120 career games, Hale averaged 10.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. He
finished seventh in the ACC in scoring during the 1999-2000 season (15.6
ppg) and averaged 15.8 points and 5.2 rebounds during his final two seasons.