As the University of Miami looks to rebuild its starting lineup on the basketball court, one reporter thinks former Liberty County High School player Rion Brown is a solid bet in making the starter’s list on Jim Larranaga’s squad.
The UM team that won their first ACC tournament title in the school’s history lost seven players to graduation and the NBA draft.
But Sun-Sentinel blogger Michael Casagrande said Brown and fellow returning senior player Garrius Adams are solid bets in making the starting five for the upcoming season.
Casagrande said Brown returned from summer break and had added significant muscle weight since last season. And that Adams and Brown are emerging as the two vocal leaders on the roster.
Casagrande made his observations courtesy of a new NCAA rules allowing summer basketball practices. Since last year, college basketball teams are allowed eight practice hours a week in the summer with a two-hour daily maximum.
A report posted on BLeacherreport.com seems to echo Casagrnade’s thoughts.
It posted an article Monday saying Brown is the, “Only returning player who received meaningful minutes last season.”
Brown hit 21 three-pointers in 15 ACC games last year in the title hunt. He holds the third best scoring average in three NCAA tournament games with 11.7.