What would Miami Basketball All-time Starting five be?

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This is the 3000th post in Canes Warning history. For the 2000th post, we examined the 100 biggest icons in Miami Hurricanes history. With the focus usually on football, its time the basketball program got some love. What would an all-time Miami basketball starting five would look like?

Any mention of Miami basketball history begins with Rick Barry. He is the unquestioned best player in UM history. He is the only first-team All-American in Miami history and the only player on the NBA’s 50 greatest players list from the U.

While the football team gets most the of the attention, the basketball team has produced many moments of joy for Miami Hurricanes fans. Barry produced eye-popping numbers in his three seasons with the Miami Hurricanes.

The rebirth of Miami basketball has also produced some joyous moments for Hurricanes fans. Under Leonard Hamilton, the U went to three straight NCAA Tournaments from 1999-2001. The Hurricanes seemed poised to match that streak this season.

Jim Larranaga is starting to make a case for being the best coach in Miami basketball history. He will have to accomplish a few more things to be able to make that claim. Larranaga currently has the third-best winning percentage in Miami basketball history.