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Heat playoff chatter; Allen helps UM on NCAA case; Dolphins check out prospects

Some Monday night Heat/Dolphins/UM radio notes:

### Even after a 23-point win in Game 1, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Monday chose to show his team essentially nothing but it shortcomings. And his team understood.

“It’s needed,” Dwyane Wade said. “All the film was on what we did wrong. I don’t think we watched one play where we did something good. We can play better, more efficient. You can’t win getting [19] turnovers.” (Well, against Milwaukee, you can, apparently.)

### Chris Bosh had no complicated theory on Monday for why his three-point shooting becomes so much better in postseason. “The playoffs make you focus a lot more. As situations get more tense, I have more confidence in myself.”

Last season, he shot 10 for 35 on threes during the season, then 7 for 13 in the playoffs.

This season, he was 21 for 74 on threes during the season, before hitting 3 of 4 in Game 1 Sunday.

“It’s huge,” Wade said. “He’s locked and loaded. If he gets it, it’s going up. We love it. He’s really locked into the shot. It has opened up his pie chart.”

Said Bosh: “The corner three is an effective shot. I had to extend my range a little bit. Part of being a better player is taking on new challenges and being uncomfortable as much as possible…. It’s the best way to help this team out – a few minutes extending the floor.”

Bosh said some people “see a big [guy] and want to put you in a box [and] put your back to the basket even though a guy might outweigh me by 50, 60 pounds. If the team doesn’t need me to do that, I’m not going to waste my time and try to bang [with] dudes and shoot hook shots all night.”

### A week after summoning Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden to team headquarters, the Dolphins were one of 10 teams to attend his private on-campus workout today. The Dolphins really like Hayden, as well as Alabama’s Dee Milliner, Boise State’s Jamar Taylor and a few other corners.

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said Hayden is the best cornerback in the draft and worthy of the 12th pick. Mel Kiper says he’s more of a borderline first-rounder; he also puts Taylor in that category.

### The Dolphins have summoned a few small school players to team headquarters, including Chadron State offensive tackle Garrett Gilkey, who intrigues them as a guard prospect who can play some tackle…. Miami has called about or spent time with several of the draft’s top fullbacks, such as Harvard’s Kyle Juszczyk and Richmond's Kendall Gaskins. The Dolphins like incumbent Jorvorskie Lane, but he will probably get competition in camp.

### UM appreciates that former UM assistant equipment manager Sean Allen, who was manipulated and mistreated by the NCAA during the UM investigation, has done all he could to help UM’s case in recent weeks. It speaks well of Allen that he has gone out of his way to assist.

Allen, who filed a Florida bar complaint against Nevin Shapiro’s attorney several weeks ago, has given UM some key evidence – including then-NCAA investigator Ameen Najjar’s letter on behalf of Shapiro to Shapiro's sentencing judge, and e-mail exchanges that showed Najjar’s successor (Stephanie Hannah) was doing what Najjar did -- collaborating with Shapiro’s attorney to try to use depositions to obtain more information to incriminate UM, even though the NCAA now acknowledges it had no business doing that.

“Allen felt obligated to inform the university when he came across documentation that he believed should have been included in the Cadwalader Report,” UM said in its motion to dismiss the case. “Allen stated that while the enforcement staff consistently acted in what he believed to be an underhanded and manipulative manner, the university acted above aboard.”

### UM’s top basketball recruit target, Brandon (Fla.) power forward Demetrius Henry, will announce on Wednesday whether he will attend UM or South Carolina, according to his coach. Henry is conflicted between the two schools. “I’ve never been so indecisive to make a decision,” he said. If he picks UM, he would slide into Kenny Kadji’s role. Rivals.com ranks him the 100th best prospect in the country.

### WMEN-640 dropped former Dolphins offensive lineman Keith Sims as its late-morning host. 

 

 

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