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Why Miami transfer target Marcus Evans is the real deal

Miami basketball is entering uncharted territory.

If all goes as planned next season, the Hurricanes will have the first one-and-done player in Jim Larranaga’s career — and UM history — in star-in-the-making Lonnie Walker, the 6-4 guard who earned MVP honors at the Jordan Brand Classic over the weekend. If all goes as planned, 6-5 sophomore guard Bruce Brown will join Walker as an early NBA draft entrant. Miami is anticipating losing both of those players because they’re quite talented and on track to be pro-ready. UM knows for certain it will lose 6-2 senior Ja’Quan Newton to graduation.

To help navigate that uncharted territory of losing players early to the draft, Larranaga is leaning on a familiar method: recruiting transfers.

Some of Larranaga’s most successful players at Miami were transfers; the list includes Shane Larkin, Kenny Kadji, Trey McKinney-Jones, Sheldon McClellan and Angel Rodriguez, to name a few. Larranaga is going back to that well to fix the problem-to-be that losing three key backcourt pieces would create. That’s why successfully swaying Marcus Evans is a must.

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