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Miami (FL) Adds Another Transfer; Former Texas Guard Sheldon McClellan Commits to Hurricanes

John Reiger-USA Today Sports

After one of their better seasons in school history, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes are now preparing for a 2013-14 season with some uncertain expectations.

Head coach Jim Larranaga helped guide the Hurricanes to new heights this past season, but the losses from a Miami team that earned a No. 2 seed within the NCAA Tournament, must replace a lot. One way to rebuild quickly however, is to dominate the transfer market and that’s seemingly what Larranaga has done.

Late Sunday night, the Hurricanes added their third marquee transfer with the addition of former Texas guard Sheldon McClellan. The 6-foot-4 sophomore guard will join the likes of Donnavan Kirk and Angel Rodriguez. Per NCAA rules, transfers must sit out a full season before being eligible to participate. Rodriguez is attempting to gain a waiver for this upcoming season, while Kirk will be eligible immediately as a graduate student. McClellan will not be able to hit the hardwood until the start of the 2014-15 season.

The addition of McClellan is a huge boost for the Hurricanes moving forward. After averaging 13.5 points in Austin this past season as a sophomore, McClellan will bring two seasons of eligibility to Coral Gables. A legitimate scorer, McClellan can surely be an instant impact performer for the Hurricanes moving forward.

McClellan was not the one player to leave Texas this past spring, as the pressure continues to mount on Longhorns head coach Rick Barnes. Oregon, LSU and Marquette were all in the mix for McClellan prior to his commitment on Sunday evening.

 

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