Basketball: Shane Larkin To Enter NBA Draft

Miami Hurricanes sophomore guard Shane Larkin will declare for the NBA draft, according to a report by ESPN.

Jan 30, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Trey McKinney Jones (4) guard Shane Larkin (0) and center Reggie Johnson (42) during the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN, Larkin’s father, Barry, said that his son will in fact announce for the draft and elect to skip his final two years of eligibility at UM – no surprise here.

Larkin was originally set to announce his decision on Sunday at 6 p.m., however, ESPN states that his announcement may be moved up now that a decision has been made.

Larkin led the Hurricanes’ to both an ACC regular-season title, as well as an ACC tournament championship.  He averaged 14.5 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game and 4.6 assists per game.

Following the 2012-13 season, Larkin was named the Lute Olson National Player of the Year, Second Team All-America (AP, NABC, ESPN), ACC Player of the Year (Coaches, Sports Illustrated, ESPN), All-ACC First Team (ASCMA, Coaches, ESPN) and All-ACC Defensive Team (ASCMA, Coaches).

In addition to Larkin, the Hurricanes will lose seniors Durand Scott, Trey McKinney-Jones, Reggie Johnson, Kenny Kadji and Julian Gamble.

Topics: Basketball, Miami Hurricanes, Shane Larkin

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