Miami basketball adds depth and length with Idaho State PF Kiree Huie

The Miami basketball program added depth and length on the frontline with Idaho State power forward Kiree Huie announcing his transfer to the Hurricanes late on Sunday night.
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The Miami basketball program gained depth and length on its frontline with the addition of 6'9 Idaho State power forward Kiree Huie. Huie spent one season at Idaho State after playing his first two years at Odessa College in Texas. Huie was unranked as a high school recruit out of Henderson, Nevada, Liberty.

In his one season with the Bengals, Huie averaged 11.3 points per game, 5.8 rebounds and shot 53.6 percent from the floor. Huie started 32 of 34 games for Idaho State in 2023-24 averaging 26.8 minutes per game. Idaho State finished the season 14-20 overall 7-11 and in seventh place in the Big Sky Conference.

Huie finished fourth on Idaho State in scoring and tied for the team lead in rebounding. Idaho State played two games versus Power Conference opponents in 2023-24. Huie did not score and only had one rebound in 19 minutes versus Iowa State. Against Oregon State, Huie scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds on 7-14 from the floor.

Huie adds to the determination of Jim Larranaga and his staff to secure a bigger roster in 2024-25. Miami signed 6'10 Virginia Tech center Lynn Kidd and 6'8 East Carolina forward Brandon Johnson as transfers earlier this spring. Miami lost 6'7 star forward Nochad Omier to Baylor as a transfer.

Huie will wear Omier's number 15. Miami has added four transfers to its 2024-25 roster. In addition to Huie, Johnson and Kidd, Miami signed high-scoring Stetson guard Jalen Blackmon to its 2024-25 roster. Miami has two open scholarships on its 2024-25 roster. Miami has not always utilized all its roster spots.

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Miami signed guards Jalil Bethea, Austin Swartz, Divine Ugochukwu and 6'8 forward Isaiah Johnson-Arigu in the 2024 class. Bethea is a projected 2025 NBA Lottery pick and is expected to make an immediate impact for Miami. Guards Paul Djobet and Nijel Pack and forward Matthew Cleveland are the only returnees for Miami in 2024-25.