Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Shane Larkin (Miami) shakes hands with NBA commissioner David Stern after being selected as the number eighteen overall pick to the Atlanta Hawks during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball: Shane Larkin to Mavs, Kenny Kadji to Cavs

The Dallas Mavericks, having traded down twice, drafted former Miami Hurricanes’ PG Shane Larkin with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Having been technically drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 16th pick, Larkin will become a Maverick once the swap becomes official.

While at UM, Larkin averaged 14.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 4.6 apg.  The 5-11, 176-pound guard was the 2012-13 ACC Player of the Year (Coaches, Sports Illustrated, ESPN), All-ACC First Team (ASCMA, Coaches, ESPN), All-ACC Defensive Team (ASCMA, Coaches) and ACC Tournament MVP.

According to ESPN, the Mavs intend to keep Larkin for now, but should they need to create cap space for Dwight Howard, Larkin could be traded in July.

Former UM PF Kenny Kadji was picked up on Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent.

Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga told CaneSport, “Kenny will impress a lot of scouts with his size, shooting ability and overall athleticism.  I am confident he will be in the NBA this season.”

In his senior year, Kadji averaged 12.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 0.8 assists.

He was voted Second Team All-ACC.

 

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