Horton Signs Free Agent Contract With NBA Champions

MIAMI, Fla. -- University of Michigan men's basketball outgoing senior guard Daniel Horton (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill HS) has agreed to a free agent contract the 2006 NBA World Champion Miami HEAT. Due to team policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Horton will begin his professional career by attending Miami's team training camp (July 5-9) and will then participate with the team's Summer League squad in Orlando (July 10-14). Other NBA teams participating in Orlando will be Charlotte, Chicago, Indiana, New Jersey and Orlando.

During his four years at Michigan, Horton started 106 of 110 games and helped the Wolverines to the 2004 NIT championship, earning MVP honors, and a second NIT title game appearance in 2006. He was a first team All-Big Ten selection in 2006 and was the 2003 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Horton was twice awarded U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award.

Throughout his career, Horton averaged 14.7 points, 4.4 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. He became the 39th Wolverine to score 1,000 career points (11th, 1,614 points). He ranks second all-time at U-M in steals (187), three-point field goals made (233) and three-point field goals attempted (651). He is fourth all-time with 484 career assists.

Miami did not have a draft pick in either round of the 2006 NBA Draft after its first-round pick (26th) went to the Los Angeles Lakers and its second-round pick (56th) went to the Toronto Raptors via trades.

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