Miami Hurricanes News: Day 4 training camp, hoops, watch lists

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 /

Defensive tackles Branson Deen and Leonard Taylor, offensive lineman Jalen Rivers and tight end Elijah Arroyo spoke at practice on Friday. The Miami Hurricanes basketball team won its first of three games on their trip to France. Arroyo and center Matt Lee were named to awards watch lists on Friday.

Arroyo spoke about how the TEs are being used in the new offensive system under coordinator Shannon Dawson, freshmen tight ends Jackson Carver and Riley Williams and watching Will Mallory at Pro Day earlier this year. Christy Cabrera Chirinos summarized practice for Miami Hurricanes.Com

Cabrera Chirinos wrote that Deen discussed the adjustment to Miami after transferring from Purdue, his first impressions of the defense under new coordinator Lance Guidry, his thoughts on Taylor, what he has seen from the offensive line, what it’s like working with Joe Salave’a and Jason Taylor and the depth of the DL.

Rivers discussed the new offense, Taylor, his relationship with quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, Taylor, working with OL coach Alex Mirabal, Rivers could start at left tackle or guard depending on the health of Zion Nelson. Rivers has dealt with injuries throughout his Miami career but is healthy entering the 2023 season.

Cabrera Chirinos summarized Taylor speaking about playing with Deen, how the DL is performing early in camp, what it means to be from Miami and play for the Hurricanes, working with kids and how those interactions make him feel. Taylor has the potential to be an All-American this season,

Arroyo was selected to Mackey Award Watch List honoring the best TE in the country. Lee was named to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy which awards the best center in college football. Arroyo is one of a few Miami players that is returning from an injury that ended his 2022 season early.

The Miami basketball team defeated Parisian Select, 97-74 in their first game in France. Parisian Selected was an All-Star team of local professionals. Miami led by 21 points after the first quarter. Wooga Popla led Miami with 18 points on 6-10 from the floor and 5-5 from the line. Sophomore  AJ Casey had 15 points and seven rebounds.

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Florida State transfer Matthew Cleveland scored 10 points, had seven rebounds and two blocks. Norchad Omier had 15 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and made 5-8 field goals. Nijel Pack scored 14 points and four rebounds, five assists, two steals and was 4-7 on 3-pointer attempts.