HoopsHype Shane Larkin rumors

April 24, 2013 Updates

All the rumors are getting to Shane Larkin. Various reports indicate the Miami sophomore is on the verge of declaring for the NBA draft. Not so, Larkin said Wednesday afternoon on Twitter. He even finalized the date and time for the decision. "Don’t listen to whoever put the rumor out that I declared," he posted. "It isn’t true. I will make an announcement Sunday at 6 about my future." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Whether Shane Larkin actually leaves the University of Miami for the NBA remains to be seen. But the star sophomore point guard is expected to submit his name for the NBA draft by the April 10 deadline with the possibility of withdrawing. “That’s probably what is going to happen,’’ Larkin's uncle, Byron Larkin, said in a phone interview Saturday with FOX Sports Florida. “That’s what they’re going to do. You want to get as much information as possible. We’ll probably have (Miami coach Jim) Larranaga get some opinions on where he stands and he’ll sit down with Shane.’’ FOXSports Florida

Byron Larkin, who starred in basketball at Xavier University in Cincinnati from 1984-88 and serves as an adviser to his nephew, said it’s not a final decision that the point guard will submit his name to the draft. But his recommendation is he does because there’s no harm in doing so. “Yeah, absolutely,’’ said Byron Larkin, who last spoke to Shane Larkin on Thursday night, after Miami’s season had ended with a 71-61 loss to Marquette in the Sweet 16. “That’s what we’re thinking and his dream is to play in the NBA. There’s no doubt about that.’’ FOXSports Florida

March 29, 2013 Updates

Miami point guard Shane Larkin has yet to formally announce if he'll remain in college or enter this June's NBA draft, but the heralded sophomore may have hinted at his decision Friday evening. In a picture posted to his Instagram account, Larkin thanked his teammates and coaches for making this a special season. Miami lost to Marquette in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, capping a season in which the Hurricanes won both the ACC regular season and tournament titles. "Regardless of what future decisions I make this has honestly been the best year of my life," Larkin wrote. "Thank you to my teammates, coaches and most importantly all of the fans for the support. I will forever be grateful for every moment shared with you all. This season was magical and something I will remember for the rest of my life. Im blessed to be a Miami Hurricane and represent the U! Thank you!!!!" Yahoo! Sports

March 21, 2013 Updates

Larkin, the ESPN “Baseball Tonight” analyst, said he’s acting as a “buffer” for the sophomore point guard who gets his first taste of tourney action Friday against the University of Pacific. “I spoke to him about it and he had this response: ‘Dad will you field those calls because I don’t want to be distracted. All I want to do is think about the NCAA tournament,’” Larkin said. “I just started laughing because that’s exactly what I would have said. I didn’t really expect it from such a young man going through this.” New York Daily News

March 16, 2013 Updates

The focus remains on this week's ACC tournament and the NCAA to come. But as Shane Larkin's breakout season progressed, so did questions of an early jump to the NBA. Scouts were impressed, but Larkin told the Sun Sentinel he plans on returning to Coral Gables for his junior season. "I love playing for Coach L," he said after the Hurricanes practice Wednesday in Greensboro. "Obviously, you want to go to the next level, but I love what I'm doing now. I love all the players and I love everybody in the program and I love everybody at the school. "So I don't see any reason to take that next step." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

March 11, 2013 Updates

Miami point guard Shane Larkin's uncle, who played hoops, believes he should at least test NBA draft waters. Shane Larkin's uncle, Byron Larkin, starred at Xavier and was in NBA training camps before playing overseas for six years. “It would be smart to test the waters,’’ Byron said of his nephew. “Even if he put his name in and it doesn’t work out, he could still come back (to Miami). I think it would make him a better player just going though the process and and gaining knowledge and experience.’’ Sulia

February 20, 2013 Updates

A respected NBA scout told me Miami sophomore point guard Shane Larkin could enter NBA after this year and do well “He could play right now in the NBA,’’ said the scout. “He’s about the same size as John Lucas (III), but he’s better than Lucas.’’ Sulia

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