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ACC Daily Digest, May 8: Miami lands Nysier Brooks, Dabo heads north for hoops, FSU/NCSU add to 2020 schedules

Busy day, lots to get to — starting with major transfer news in college hoops.

 

Miami lands Cincinnati transfer Nysier Brooks

On Tuesday, Miami Basketball landed a commitment from one of the top available transfers: Cincinnati big man Nysier Brooks.

The 6-foot-11 Brooks played for three years at Cincinnati; as a junior in the 2018-19 season, Brooks became a starter and emerged as an excellent defensive frontcourt player. Brooks blocked 1.5 shots per game — or 2.5 per 40 minutes. In AAC play, Brooks posted a monster block rate of 10.4 percent.

Offensively, Brooks is a terror on the glass (13.6 percent offensive rebound rate) and a productive paint scorer. Brooks finished his junior season with 28 dunks — after shooting 64 percent at the rim.

However, unless he’s able to receive a waiver, Brooks will have to sit out the 2019-20 season with a redshirt, per NCAA rules.

 

Hauser Bros set UVA visit date

Immediately after Joey and Sam Hauser announce their decisions to transfer out of Marquette, news leaked with Virginia — the recent national champion — as the frontrunner to land the pair. Well, about a month after that initial bit of news, the Hauser brothers will take a visit to Charlottesville later this week.

 

Dabo Swinney: Loves Basketball, hangs out with Drake

Two weeks back, Dabo Swinney agreed to a 10-year extension with Clemson — worth $93 million. To celebrate, Swinney has decided to take in some NBA Playoffs basketball (smart man), and even spend some time with Drake.

On Saturday night, Swinney saw the Rockets host the Warriors in Houston with his sons; then on Tuesday night, he was north of the border to watch Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors push the Philadelphia 76ers to the brink of playoff extinction. Before the game, though, Swinney even had his own chance to go get some buckets.

Also, this happened, too:

 

NC State, FSU added to separate 2020 showcase events

According to Jeff Goodman, NC State and Florida State Basketball have added some notable events to future schedules.

NC State will participate in the 2020 Empire Classic, which used to be known as the 2K Classic. That event will take place up in Madison Square Garden. The other three teams to receive invites to this event are strong, too: Baylor, Villanova and Michigan.

As, per Goodman: Florida State will play in the 2020 Charleston Classic.

 

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