Miami Hurricanes could add graduate transfers to fill out roster

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 24: Lonnie Walker IV
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 24: Lonnie Walker IV /
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Wyatt Walker would give Jim Larranaga a tough player inside. the 6’8 230-pound center missed all but two games this season with a knee injury. Walker will have two seasons of eligibility remaining and be able to play next season.

In three seasons at Samford Walker averaged 11.7 PPG, 7.8 RPG. shoots 58.0 percent from the floor and 73.9 percent from the foul line. He averaged double figures in each of his two full seasons with the Bulldogs. Walker would be able to bang inside better than Dewan Huell and Ebuka Izundu.

Devenir Duruisseau is an intriguing prospect. He never seemed to fit in at Washington, but was a three-star prospect coming of high school in Sylmar, California. He only played two seasons with the Huskies but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Duruisseau has experience on the East Coast having attended Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia. He was a sought-after player coming out of high school. Other schools of note that offered Duruisseau scholarships were Sweet 16 team Nevada, New Mexico and USC.

In two years with the Huskies Duruisseau averaged 1.1 PPG, 1.4 RPG and shot just 41.2 percent from the floor. At 6’8 245 he would give the Hurricanes another wide body inside.

Perris Hicks played one season at Fordham after transferring from Junior College in California. Hicks sat out the 2016-17 season with the Rams with an injury. He will have one season of college basketball remaining.

Hicks averaged 7.1 PPG and 1.2 SPG this past season. He is not a good shooter and only averaged 1.0 APG in 29 games, 13 starts. Hicks is a 6’1 point guard who would give Miami a much needed second ballhandler to backup Lykes. Otherwise, Miami will likely use Wilson or in a pinch Anthony Lawrence as a point forward.