Mar 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga looks on during practice the day before the semifinals of the East regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball: Washington, D.C. SG James Palmer Commits to UM

Washington, D.C. shooting guard James Palmer committed to the University of Miami as part of their 2014 class.

On Monday evening, Palmer chose the Hurricanes over George Mason, Memphis, UMass, Rutgers and Wake Forest.

On why he decided to commit to Larranaga and the Hurricanes, the 6-foot-4 Palmer told the Washington Post, “I feel like I have a good relationship with Coach [Larranaga] and I fit their style of play.  It just felt like the right decision.”

Palmer averaged 10.3 points per game last season for St. John’s and ranks as the No. 10 prospect in Washington, D.C. and No. 436 nationally, according to

He becomes Miami’s second commitment in the 2014 class, joining SG Adonys Henriquez (Orlando, Fla.).



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