Mar 12, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Wally Judge (33) drives to the basket in front of DePaul Blue Demons forward Donnavan Kirk (23) during the first half of a Big East tournament game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball: Donnavan Kirk Heading Back to Miami

After starting his basketball career at the University of Miami, PF Donnavan Kirk transferred to DePaul in January 2011.  Following his two years at DePaul, Kirk was granted permission to seek a transfer and will return to Coral Gables for his final season.

Kirk (6-9, 223) played in just 17 games for the Hurricanes from 2009-11.  In his first season with UM, Kirk saw action in just four games due to injury.   In his two years at Miami, he scored 45 points and grabbed 30 rebounds.

While at DePaul, Kirk played in 54 games, including 34 starts.  The power forward ranks 12th in DePaul history in blocked shots totaling 82.

On why he chose to come back to Miami, Krik told 247Sports:

I took my visits to Colorado State and I took my visit to Miami and I just saw the opportunity for me there to play the four and get playing time…and coach Larranaga [sic] he’s changed it to a winning culture and it’s something I want to be a part of.”

The Pontiac, MI. native should fill in nicely for the Hurricanes who lost graduating seniors Kenny Kadji, Julian Gamble and Reggie Johnson.  Because Kirk is transferring to Miami as a graduate student, he will be eligible to play immediately.

In the 2012-13 season, Kirk averaged 6.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 0.5 apg with the Blue Demons.


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