Miami Hurricanes News: All-ACC hoops honors, Wong POY, FB transfer news

Sep 24, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Fourth-year guard Isaiah Wong became the second Miami Hurricanes basketball player to earn ACC Player of the Year on Monday. Wong was named first-team All-ACC, Jordan Miller second-team and Norchad Omier third-team. USC transfer wide receiver Gary Bryant Jr. could be getting closer to his next school.

In addition to the honors for Miller, Omier and Wong head coach Jim Larranaga and several other Miami players received votes for various awards. Miami will play its first game in the 2023 ACC Tournament as the top seed on Thursday at noon versus Syracuse or Wake Forest. The Hurricanes beat both teams this season.

During his early national signing day press conference in December Mario Cristobal stated that defensive tackle and an outside WR were priorities in the transfer portal. Bryant would be a huge addition to the Miami Hurricanes football program. Miami desperately needs playmakers on offense entering the 2023 season.

Greg Biggins of 247 Sports spoke with Bryant’s father, Gary Sr. in an interview published on Monday. Miami has a mostly unproven WR corps. Developing playmakers will be a priority for new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson and WR coach Kevin Beard. Miami could add one or two transfer WRs.

Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald profiled rising junior Kamren Kinchens. Kinchens was quoted as saying he does not want players who do not want to be at Miami and his teammates who remain on the Hurricanes’ roster should be ready to grind. Twenty Miami players have transfered since the end of the 2022 season.

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Miami is the second favorite with Virginia at +360 to win the ACC Tournament per FanDuel. Duke who enters the ACC Tournament with six straights wins is the favorite at +360. Miami split two regular season games with Duke and won its one game with UVA. Miami is the top seed in the ACC Tournament due to the win over Virginia.