Basketball: Shane Larkin Works Out With Utah Jazz

Former University of Miami PG Shane Larkin worked out with the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

Feb 27, 2013; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Shane Larkin (0) dribbles the ball against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the second half at the BankUnited Center. Miami won 76-58. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Desert News, “Miami point guard Shane Larkin, who’s being mentioned by multiple publications as a Utah possibility, is among several first-round selections who will participate in a pre-draft workout at the Jazz’s practice facility.”

The Utah Jazz hold the 14th and 21st overall picks in the 2013 NBA Draft.  Whether or not Larkin ends up in Salt Lake City is another story, but the 20-year old wouldn’t be a bad choice.

DraftExpress.com shows Larkin going as the 14th overall pick in the draft.  The Orlando, Fla. native measures in at 5-11, 171-pounds, ranking in the lower tier of point guards.  Although he is a tremendous athlete, DraftExpress recognizes Larkin’s “below average size, bulk, wingspan and reach…” as a strike against him – at least at the next level.

However, Larkin is a scorer.  He possesses solid passing skills and his ability to read opposing defenses is impressive, considering his young age.

The son of baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, the younger Larkin helped guide the Hurricanes to a 2012-13 ACC regular season title, as well as an NCAA Tournament appearance.  Larkin managed several awards along the way, including ACC Player of the Year honors.

Larkin joined North Carolina G Reggie Bullock and North Texas PF Tony Mitchell on Wednesday, both of whom are receiving major attention going into the draft.

If you were the Jazz, do you take Larkin as the 14th pick?

Topics: Basketball, Miami Hurricanes, Shane Larkin, Utah Jazz

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