Found April 23, 2013 on SCACC Hoops:
With the deadline to declare for the NBA draft just days away, one of the names that is currently undeclared is Miami's Shane Larkin. The sophomore had a season that led him to a spot on the All-ACC first team, and made him a contender for ACC Player of the Year. Larkin averaged 14.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. Larkin also shot 47% from the field, and 40% from three. What makes Larkin's decision difficult is the fact that while he may not be ready to play in the NBA, his draft stock is at what could be the highest point it will be. He was an integral part of one of the most successful teams in Miami basketball history, and six of those players will not be back next season. He could come back, and possibly be the favorite to be ACC Player of the Year next season. But with a new cast of characters around him, he could be asked to do a lot more, and maybe he isn't capable of carrying a team more than he did last year. But he could also end up carrying the team on his shoulders like Erick Green did for Virginia Tech last season, although I believe Larkin would put up better all around numbers than Green did. But he probably wouldn't score on the level Green did for the Hokies. Another thing that would sway things towards Larkin's early entry is the lack of depth in the draft class. There aren't many big time players in the draft, and he has a shot at being a first round pick, which would mean guaranteed money. With all of these things being said, I feel like Larkin's best option would be to go pro. To me, coming back is too much of a risk for his future draft stock, although I will not criticize him if he does stay. I would understand if he stayed if he felt like he wasn't ready to go pro. I just feel like he would be leaving a lot of money on the table he may not be able to get later. But if anything, we can make a drinking game during Miami games next season for every time they show his dad on TV.

Shane Larkin throws ceremonial first pitch over catcher's head (Video)

Miami Hurricanes guard Shane Larkin threw the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's NCAA baseball game at Coral Gables between Miami and Clemson. Shane is the son of Barry Larkin, Baseball Hall of Famer, but chose basketball over baseball. Based on this video showing Shane throwing the ceremonial first pitch over the catcher's head and into the backstop, we'd...

Video: Miami basketball star Shane Larkin throws awful first pitch at Miami baseball game

Tweet We’ve gotten pretty accustomed to seeing non-baseball players throwing atrocious first pitches at baseball games. In fairness, they aren’t going to college or getting paid to play baseball, so it’s weird that we would expect that of them. However, University of Miami basketball star Shane Larkin has a little less of an excuse for [...]

Shane Larkin throws out first pitch, torn on upcoming decision

Basketball is probably the right sport for Shane Larkin.  Of course, my scouting report comes off of video of an opening pitch that Larkin threw at a Miami baseball game.  That should be good enough, right?  The pitch was just a bit high. The Miami point guard is still weighing his options on whether or not to declare for the NBA draft.  Jorge Milian of the Palm Beach Post...

Should he stay or should he go: Shane Larkin

The choice to enter the draft or stay at school can be easy or hard. For some guys, they are just looking to jump ship and join the NBA. For others, the decision can take weeks. Miami Hurricanes point guard Shane Larkin is trying to make the choice, but his time is running out. To me, the answer is obvious. via Associated Press The U had a great season no doubt, but this year...

Larkin Almost Gone

It’s looking more and more as if Miami’s Shane Larkin will enter the draft. His dad said earlier that Shane understood market forces and that his perceived value may dictate his departure. We’re not sure what he’s hearing and obviously he thinks he’s hearing good news. We can’t find a single mock draft which has him pegged higher than #30. Larkin is a dazzling prospect...

Video: Shane Larkin airmails first pitch at Miami baseball game

University of Miami point guard Shane Larkin comes from a rather athletic family. His dad, Barry, starred for the Cincinnati Reds and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame last year after a terrific MLB career.Naturally, the youngest Larkin has been given some of his dad's good genes, but those genes haven't exactly led to the excellence you might be thinking...

Miami in the running for Kansas State transfer Angel Rodriguez

Shane Larkin's decision to return to Miami or declare for the draft is rapidly approaching but Miami may have already found their first choice to replace him.  Former Kansas State guard, Angel Rodriguez,  has announced his intention to transfer and Miami is said to have a good shot Heard today that UM has good shot with point guard Angel Rodriguez, who is transferring from...

Looking at the Class of 2013 ACC Commitments

Outside of 2 players decisions, the ACC's landscape seems to be pretty much set.  Shane Larkin still has about a week to decide whether or not to declare for the draft.  Andrew Wiggins still could end up in Chapel Hill, Tallahassee, or somewhere outside of the ACC.  With the recent high school All-America games taking place, it seems like a good time to take a look at the...
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