Nov 27, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Sheldon McClellan (1) reacts against the Sam Houston State Bearkats during the second half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Texas beat Sam Houston State 65-37. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball: Texas Transfer Sheldon McClellan Headed to UM


The Miami Hurricanes landed another big transfer when former Texas standout G Sheldon McClellan chose the Canes’ over Oregon, Marquette and LSU, according to ESPN.

Coral Gables continues to be an appealing destination for transfers, especially since the Hurricanes lost nearly their entire line-up from last season.

McClellan will become the third transfer to land in Miami, joining former Kansas State PG Angel Rodriguez and ex-DePaul PF Donnavan Kirk.

Kirk will be allowed to see the court immediately since he is coming to Miami as a graduate student, whereas Rodriguez and McClellan will likely make their UM debuts during the 2014-15 season.

McClellan (6-4, 200) played in all 34 games while at Texas.  He ranked second on the team in scoring (11.3 ppg) and was a Preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention selection.

According to Yahoo!, the only downfall to McClellan is that “his performance was erratic, his concentration often waned and his shot selection was poor.”

However, with McClellan redshirting for Miami, head coach Jim Larranaga will have an ample amount of time to fine-tune his game.

Coming out of high school, McClellan was ranked the No. 47 prospect nationally (ESPNU) and the No. 60 prospect by Rivals.com.

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