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Miami Hurricanes to add Texas guard Sheldon McClellan

 

mnavarro@MiamiHerald.com

According to a couple of published reports, the Miami Hurricanes basketball program has another talented guard transferring in from the Big 12 conference.

Texas’ Sheldon McClellan, a 6-4 slasher who averaged 13.5 points for the Longhorns last season, told UM coaches late Sunday night he’s headed to Coral Gables, choosing the Canes over LSU and Oregon.

Former Cane guard Shane Larkin, expected to be drafted in the NBA’s first round next week, had a hand in McClellan ending up at Miami according to Canesport.com.

“Shane was the first person I called when I found out I was transferring,” McClellan told Canesport. “I talked to Shane and he told me what type of guy Coach [Jim Larranaga] is and how he coaches. I like his style of coaching.”

McClellan, who will have to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules but will have two years of eligibility left, joins Kansas State transfer Angel Rodriguez as new arrivals. UM is still waiting to hear if Rodriguez will be eligible to play next season.

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