The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team will officially begin practice on Friday. The team has been ranked No. 24 by the Blue Ribbon Yearbook and is coming off of a 20-13 record during head coach Jim Larranaga’s first year.
The ‘Canes will lose SG Malcolm Grant, but he is to be replaced by SG Bishop Daniels, a 6-3, 175 pound redshirt freshman from Raleigh, North Carolina. Daniels was named the No. 4 dunker in the 2011 class by Rivals and was ranked among the nation’s top shooting guards (No. 29 – Scout, No. 46 – ESPN). He was recruited by Purdue, Tennessee, North Carolina State and Rutgers, to name a few.
Notable UM Returnees:
– PF Kenny Kadji (Sr.), Selected to third team All-ACC in 2011-12; 2011 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic Game MVP
– G Durand Scott (Sr.), 2011-12 All-ACC Honorable Mention; 2010 ACC All-Rookie Team; 2010 ACC-All Tournament First Team; 2010 Four-time ACC Rookie of the Week
– G Shane Larkin (So.), 2011-12 All-ACC Freshman Team; ACC Rookie of the Week Dec. 5
– C Reggie Johnson (Sr.), 2011 All-ACC Honorable Mention; 2010 ACC All-Tournament Second Team; ACC Player of the Week Feb. 6, 2012, College Sports Madness ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Dec. 19, 2011
Last month, Miami received their second verbal commitment from SG Davon Reed. Reed (6-5, 195) chose Miami over Xavier and Wake Forest. He is an ESPN Top-100 prospect and is looking to bring additional talent to UM in SF Reggie Cameron (6-7, 200), SF Josh Hart (6-5, 196) and PF Austin Colbert (6-9, 205). Miami lost out on 2013 recruit SG Kameron Williams (6-2, 175), who chose Ohio State over Miami, Wake Forest, Marquette and Syracuse.
PG Deandre Burnett (6-1, 190) from Opa Locka, FL. became the ‘Canes first 2013 verbal commitment.