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Canes land big hoops commitment

It's been a busy, busy day for me. I've got two stories tomorrow in the paper -- one on Plantation cornerback and UM football commitment Brandon McGee and the health battles his parents had to endure and another on defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff and his military background.

But today's blog will bleed basketball. Tonight, the Canes landed a big commitment -- and another budding star from coach Frank Haith's home state of North Carolina -- when swingman Garrius Adams announced he was picking the Canes over South Carolina.

Garrius_adamsAdams, a 6-5, 185-pound senior Apex Middle Creek High is rated a four-star recruit by Scout.com and is in Rivals's Top 150. And according to his coach, David Kushner, he'll fit into the Canes offense perfectly.

"Garrius is a guy who is a late bloomer, someone the bigger schools past on at first, but were chasing late," Kushner said. "When he went down and visited Miami with his parents two weeks ago, he really felt at home. He's what coach Haith is looking for, a guard that can shoot the ball and is long and lean. He's got an 82-inch wingspan. He can be a ridiculous defender."

Adams averaged 18.2 points and 7.8 rebound a game last season for Middle Creek and was the conference player of the year in Wake County. Kushner said Adams can play the point too and is the type of combo guard Haith likes. He is the fourth player Haith has recruited to Miami from his home state and the second member of the 2009 class for Miami. The Canes still have two available scholarships and Kushner said he was told they are looking for another big man and another guard in the class.

My take is it's a great pickup for the Canes, who have had undersized guards in the Haith era. And it shows signs Haith is beginning to make bigger and bigger in-roads in what has to be the richest basketball recruiting state in the country. Adams is a big time player in North Carolina and likely the best public school player in the state. Kushner told me he's been fielding phone calls on a nightly basis from college coaches and basketball recruiting writers for months hoping to find out where Adams was headed. For you football junkies, that's what the Northwestern and Booker T. coaches and kids were having to deal with in terms of attention last year.

Kushner shared a funny story on how Haith exactly was able to land Adams. "I think the first time Frank saw him it was the at an AAU tournament in South Carolina. Garrius had probably his worst game of the summer in front of a crowd of just about every ACC and SEC coach. The next night, there were maybe a handful of coaches and Haith was there. Garrius was awesome that night. He hit 5 or 6 3's, played great defense and showed everybody just how good he really is. Haith offered him on the spot. And he showed Garrius he's the type of coach who would stick with him."

I'm going to try and get Adams at some point. But for now, here's what I was able to dig up on him on YouTube. It's a MixTape. Enjoy.

> PS, I'll see you guys for my live chat tomorrow at 2 p.m. -- after Randy Shannon and his quarterbacks talk to us. I'll also share my weekly special -- The Recruit Report -- tomorrow as well.

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Manny, what's up with that guy from the herald getting Jacks name wrong the other day??? Seems like a huge mistake?

Oh yeah - Jorts!

Go Canes!

Great news. Haith is going to make us into a yearly contender. Once the football team is back, we'll be a powerhouse in the big 3 sports.

Momentum... still... building.

All the Haith doubters, please proceed to your rock -- so U can crawl back in it.

If they could crawl into a rock that would be impressive

I think we have a B Ball Team.

Mandingo...What up? Let's beat TAMU bad, like 34-13 and then take our revenge out on Butch and UNC the next week in the heat at noon!

Mandinog,...what's up? We are gonna beat down TAMU 34-13 to set up the UNC game at noon in the heat!

Excellent news. When we go outside of the state, NC and VA kids should be a priority as they are the toughest mentally and get the best youth coaching as well as exposure to big time college basketball at a young age.

SNIVELING SICKOPHANT ALERT

Canelaw...do not disrespect someones wife or mother!

Posted by: M.H. | September 14, 2008 at 11:19 AM
an exception to every rule ...
LAW OF THE JUNGLE

my, my, my
the irrepressible canesrule flummoxed ...
OVERRULED

SNIVELING SICKOPHANT ALERT

Posted by: green | September 15, 2008 at 11:03 PM

WORTHLESS BLOGGER ALERT!

my, my, my
the irrepressible canesrule flummoxed ...
OVERRULED

We know that between 5,000 and 7,000 bloggers log into __________ on a consistent, regular and daily basis. Yet, only 500 to 700 bloggers regularly post comments.
-- 86Cane (9/15)

INCORRIGIBLE LIAR

INCORRIGIBLE LIAR

Posted by: green | September 15, 2008 at 11:15 PM

INCORRIGIBLE LOSER.

cant we canes all just get along!

SNIVELING SICKOPHANT ALERT

Posted by: green | September 15, 2008 at 11:03 PM

WTF??? Why are you always blowing up on 86? With all the Gaytor scum on here, we need to stick together!
86 has put together a great blog at his own expense! Can't we all just get along?

Go 'Canes!

Welcome to DA U Garrius. Haith strikes gold again. Garrius looks like what we've been needing for a while. A slashing guard that can take it to the basket. Thank you for the video Manny

Why are you always blowing up on 86?

Posted by: Sarasota 'Cane | September 16, 2008 at 12:40 AM
b/c I can ...
and I must ...

RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION

86 has put together a great blog at his own expense!

Posted by: Sarasota 'Cane | September 16, 2008 at 12:40 AM
get your facts straight ...
mr. popadak stole sunsentinel's blog ...
SCOT-FREE

With all the Gaytor scum on here, we need to stick together!

Posted by: Sarasota 'Cane | September 16, 2008 at 12:40 AM

what price truth?

BLIND LOYALTY

Can't we all just get along?

Posted by: Sarasota 'Cane | September 16, 2008 at 12:40 AM

IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES

This guy looks skinny and soft.

Manny... good stuff

Keep it Hot!

Cat5

get your facts straight ...
mr. popadak stole sunsentinel's blog ...
SCOT-FREE

Posted by: green | September 16, 2008 at 07:39 AM

WRONG AGAIN! HERE ARE THE FACTS:

FACT: I have spent over $4000 of my own money establishing, developing and promoting Canespace.

FACT: I didn't "steal" anybody's blog. The SS dropped the ball and their blog went dead for over three months after Omar left to cover the Dolphins and before Shandel was hired. During that time I started my own blog and the audience followed.

FACT: It is s free Country and a wide open Internet. The bloggers on Canespace could go back to the SS at anytime. Have they? NO! Why? Because Canespace is a better, friendlier and more informative site.

FACT: You ruin this blog by turning it into your personal forum for attacks against me instead of talking Miami Hurricanes sports.

FACT: You know who I am yet you hide behind the annonymity of a computer keyboard and fire completely unnecessary hostilities at me for no reason.

Come out into the light, post your name and picture so we are even ground. Bet U don't have the courage.

I'M PICKING SIDES.. I GO WITH GREEN.. HE CRACKS ME UP, AND 86 IS KINDA ANNOYING KISS ASS..

BUT CANE FANS SHOULD STICK TOGETHER!!!

BY THE WAY HIP HOP FANS SHOULD CHECK OUT.. THE FUTURE OF SOUTH FLORIDA RAP... BREATHE LIFE

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BREATHELIFEMUSIC

86, WHERES UR BLOG AGAIN?

Where's Sarasota this a.m. with his rambling nonsensical attacks?

Did he get BANNED?

Green and 86, just shut up!

Why don't you two settle it with fists, it would save all us from listening to your rantings!

Where's Sarasota this a.m. with his rambling nonsensical attacks?

Did he get BANNED?

Posted by: Sarasota? | September 16, 2008 at 09:17 AM

Look behind you!

BOO

Where's Sarasota this a.m. with his rambling nonsensical attacks?

Did he get BANNED?

Posted by: Sarasota? | September 16, 2008 at 09:17 AM

Does anyone else see the humor in Canesrule coming on here and calling me out for non-sensical attacks?

I'M BATMAN

Canesrule, your Mom is going straight to work.

HOW WERE THE POP TARTS TIGER?

Thanks for the bball blog during the middle of football season, Manny! Garrius looks like a great get for Coach Haith and the basketball team. Ranked in the top 25 SGs by Scout.com for the 2009 class, and he's considered a late bloomer.... 4 star recruit. He finally brings some height to the backcourt, something we've been sorely lacking here.

Oh, Manny, do you know what the deal was with the "John McClintock" story on Sunday in the Herald? Reading that made me cringe...

come out of your hiding chinese puzz...

But Nix's playcalling was superb, both run and pass.
He's gonna light it up this year.
Posted by: Cavaleer | August 14, 2008 at 12:26 AM


Let's hear more propaganda, I'm bored....

Will Nix pass more this week?

kids got nice touch around the basket but still plays below the rim

G86,

You're blog is trash. There's no way any money was involved to make it. If you like it so much then why don't you stay on it? Stay off this one! Everyone here hates you! Including Mannito.

P.S. I seen yer wife with about 5 homeboys at Pompano a couple weekends ago. Maybe you should focus more on keeping her off the corner than trying to peddle yer B.S. site.

way to ruin Manny's hard work DAU.
GOT CLASS ? obviously not

people like you make me check canespace 10 times a day and manny's blog once. good work

WRONG AGAIN! HERE ARE THE FACTS:

FACT: I have spent over $4000 of my own money establishing, developing and promoting Canespace.


Posted by: 86Cane | September 16, 2008 at 08:48 AM
and you paid Miami Herald how much for promotion, recruitment & manny navarro ...

UNJUST ENRICHMENT

WRONG AGAIN! HERE ARE THE FACTS:

FACT: I didn't "steal" anybody's blog. The SS dropped the ball and their blog went dead for over three months after Omar left to cover the Dolphins and before Shandel was hired.

Posted by: 86Cane | September 16, 2008 at 08:48 AM

it takes a thief ...
3 months?
try 3 days ...

FICTION

I've accepted the call up from Triple-A and will become one of the Sun-Sentinel's Miami Dolphins beat writers in the coming weeks.
-- omar kelly (6/5/07)

The drought is over. I'm back to give The Legion a little love.

Right now there isn't a clear front-runner to take over my old job, but I'm sure you guys are being kept in mind because whoever inherits this blog will inherit The Legion.

When I know something you'll know something.
-- omar kelly (6/11/07)

There is no blog there because I don't want to compete with this site or the SS. This is a good thing we have here so let's just keep it going until Omar's replacement comes in and we break them (him/her) in proper like!

Posted by: 86Cane | June 15, 2007 at 11:58 AM

There will be a HUGE new addition to __________ next week! Stay tuned...

Posted by: 86Cane | June 16, 2007 at 03:53 PM

Since this blog has gone TOTALLY dead and even worse has been COMPLETLY ignored by the SS, someone had to take matters into their own hands.

Well, that someone is me! So I created a little something to meet everyone's needs...

Posted by: 86Cane | June 16, 2007 at 09:34 PM

IT is the NEW BLOG!!! IT UNOFFICIALLY lauches Sunday 6/17/07 at noon! Here is the link:

Posted by: 86Cane | June 16, 2007 at 11:33 PM

facts are stubborn things
-- john adams

WRONG AGAIN! HERE ARE THE FACTS:

FACT: It is s free Country and a wide open Internet. The bloggers on __________ could go back to the SS at anytime. Have they? NO!

Posted by: 86Cane | September 16, 2008 at 08:48 AM
much to your chagrin ...
sunsentinel's blog regenerated ...
you woke the sleeping giant ...

FEE! FIE! FOE! FUM!
I SMELL THE BLOOD OF AN ENGLISHMAN

lets vote cane fans!!!.. who do you prefer 86CANE OR GREEN.. IT SHOULD BE FUN

MY VOTE IS GREEN

WRONG AGAIN! HERE ARE THE FACTS:

FACT: You know who I am yet you hide behind the annonymity of a computer keyboard and fire completely unnecessary hostilities at me for no reason.

FACT: You ruin this blog by turning it into your personal forum for attacks against me instead of talking Miami Hurricanes sports.

Posted by: 86Cane | September 16, 2008 at 08:48 AM

but for me ...
you would smash and grab Eye on the U ...
I aim to ruin your grand ambition ...

PARTY POOPER

Come out into the light

Posted by: 86Cane | September 16, 2008 at 08:48 AM
your niche aside ...
reviled throughout the Hurricane blogosphere ...

SEEN THE LIGHT

WTF Green! What if everything you say is true? Why are you so angry? You sound like you're ready to swing! Why are you not on the SS blog right now? Why do you have 86's posts from 2007 saved anyway? This whole blog thing is getting REALLY creepy!

PARANOIA WILL DESTROY 'YA

"Mandinog,...what's up? We are gonna beat down TAMU 34-13 to set up the UNC game at noon in the heat!"

THIS HOLE STATEMENT IS IRKSOME.. "MANDINOG.. WHAT THE F IS THAT..

GREEN MAKES ME LAUGH, HE A TRIP.. ITS ONLY TUESDAY,, COME GAME TIME ITS ALL BOUT FOOTBALL BUT IN THE MEEN TIME LET THESE TWO BATTLE IT OUT..

SOOO WHO IS BETTER FOR THE EYE ON THE U..

GREEN OR 86CANE

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