CBB expert explores Miami basketball adding high scoring Penn guard

Dec 4, 2019; Villanova, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2019; Villanova, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

With the departures of Jordan Miller and Isaiah Wong and the uncertainty of Nijel Pack the Miami basketball program is mentioned by Issac Trotter off 247 Sports in his article this week about the College basketball transfer portal: Best potential destinations for Penn scorer Jordan Dingle.”

Miller, forward Norchard Omier and Pack made big impacts for Miami. Miller was a critical player in the last two seasons as Miami advanced to its first NCAA Tournament Regional Final and the Final Four this year. Pack provided Miami threat as a long-range shooter and Omier was a dominant rebounder this season.

Dingle has improved in each of his three seasons for Pennsylvania. Dingle set career highs averaging 23.4 points per game, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists this season. For his career, Dingle is averaging 19.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG and 2.3 APG. At 6’3, 200 pounds Dingle would replace Wong as a Miami starter.

Miami would still need a replacement for Miller at the four. If Dingle does transfer to Miami he would also likely keep Bensley Joseph on the bench if Pack returns. That could upset the chemistry Jim Larranaga and his staff built over the last two seasons. Dingle would allow Miami to remain elite offensively.

"“The 6-foot-3, 195-pound guard poured in a career-best 23.4 points per game last season on elite efficiency. Dingle vaults to the top of the wish list for high-majors throughout the country. Dingle shot 55.5% on 2s, 35.6% on 3s and 85.6% from the charity stripe last season.“It doesn’t have to be complicated; Dingle is the Isaiah Wong replacement. Miami has high-level pieces expected to be in place next season in Nijel Pack, Norchad Omier and Wooga Poplar. But there’s more than enough room for a talented scorer like Dingle to join the fray with Wong and Jordan Miller, Miami’s two leading scorers, departing.”"

The efficiency of Dingle’s game would fit perfectly on the Miami basketball team. Miami was 20th last season in field goal percentage, 52nd in two-point field goal percentage, 44th in three-point goal percentage and 10th nationally in free throw percentage. Miami had one of the most efficient offenses in nationally in 2022-23.

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In his two games versus Power Conference opponents in 2022-23, Dingle scored 18 against Missouri on 6-14 from the floor and 2-5 three-point attempts. Dingle scored 25 points on 8-15 from the floor, nine rebounds and four assists versus Villanova. Larranaga stated he expects Miami to add two transfers.