Miami Hurricanes could add graduate transfers to fill out roster

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Kory Holden was rated the nation’s second-best transfer in 2016 after he moved on from Delaware to South Carolina. He sat out last season during the Gamecocks run to the Final Four.  Holden only played in 14 games this past season before leaving South Carolina. He struggled with knee and hamstring injuries and averaged just 10.9 MPG.

Holden was a prolific scorer during his two seasons with Delaware. He averaged 15.1 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 4.6 APG and shot 38.4 percent on threes and 77.5 percent from the foul line. He was named second-team All-Colonial Conference as a Sophomore in 2015-16. Holden averaged 17.1 PPG, 3.0 RPG and 4.2 APG

There is no indication of Holden’s status because of his injuries. South Carolina Head Coach Frank Martin spoke about Holden’s injuries during his nearly two seasons in Charleston.

"“The last two years, he’s been battling that injury thing, 18 months or so to be exact. He’s in a frustrated place as an athlete…because he can’t get his body to respond. He’s catching his breath right now is what he’s doing. Whenever we find out what his next step is, we’ll let you guys know.”"

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There’s no telling what Miami is going to elect to do. As it stands now they do not have a recruiting class for 2018. Although Larranaga, his staff and anyone associated with the university have been cleared, players have until this point shied away from signing with or committing to Miami.