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Undrafted Duke guard Andre Dawkins added to Heat camp roster

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat's Duke replenishment program continues.

In the wake of losing forward Shane Battier to retirement and ESPN's broadcast booth, the Heat have added a third former Blue Devil to their training-camp roster, with a recent workout by undrafted Duke guard Andre Dawkins cementing an invitation.

Dawkins joins former Duke players Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts as ex-Blue Devils who have been added this offseason.

"He had about 12 or 13 teams who had expressed interest," agent John Spencer said Tuesday of Dawkins, "but we had already agreed a while back that he was going to be with them come training camp."

Dawkins becomes the 18th player to commit to the Heat's training camp, which opens Sept. 27 at AmericanAirlines Arena. Teams can carry as many as 20 players during the offseason but are limited to 15 during the regular season, which opens for the Heat on Oct. 29 against the visiting Washington Wizards.

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