The Miami Heat's second-round pick in this year's NBA draft, James Ennis, has signed to play with the Perth Wildcats here in Australia. The agreement was reached between the two franchises this week, and gives the Heat the option to return the rookie to Miami this season if needed. He is set to arrive in Perth next week. Ennis was initially drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in late June, but quickly traded the selection to the Heat. Ennis appears eager to play in Australia and continue to develop his game, telling the Wildcats official site “I can’t wait to get over to Australia and join my new teammates.” “Obviously I would have liked to be playing in the NBA this season, but it’s a huge opportunity to develop my skills in a good competition and put on a show for the fans in Perth.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLaZuhdGo_8 While the NBA has a developmental league of their own, having a young NBA hopeful come to play in Australia not only helps him develop his game in a professional setting, but also serves to increase awareness of the NBL as a possible landing spot for American talent. That isn't to say Americans are completely unaware of the NBL, there is a history of athletes from the states having productive careers here in Australia. The Heat will look at Ennis with the intent of returning him to the US and the NBA for the 2014-13 season. Here's hoping the Wildcats can get the most out of him while he's with them.