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University of Miami freshman guard Shane Larkin has received an NCAA waiver that will allow him to compete immediately for the men’s basketball team.
UM head coach Jim Larranaga intends to play Larkin in tonight’s game against Rutgers (7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center). Larkin initially signed and attended summer school at DePaul. After transferring to UM, he needed an NCAA waiver to play for the Miami Hurricanes in 2011-12.
The son of Cincinnati Reds legend Barry Larkin, Shane averaged 18.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 3.5 steals per game as a senior at Dr. Phillips High in Orlando. He ended his high school career with a school record 320 steals and was second in career scoring behind 2010-11 All-SEC selection Chris Warren (Ole Miss).
A two-time all state player, he was also runner up for the 6A Player of the Year as a junior and senior. His high school resume landed him among the top 20 point guards in the country by S...