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McClinton on Wooden preseason list

Just got back home from an early afternoon trip out to UM where our photographer Charlie Trainor shot pictures for our preseason men's and women's basketball preview. The photos are going to look sweet. We posed Jack McClinton, Lance Hurdle, Jimmy Graham and Brian Asbury -- the Canes' four seniors -- together for the men's picture in the Hecht Center weight room. The women's photo features sophomore point guard Epiphany Woodson and freshman McDonald's All-American recruit Shenise Johnson wearing hard hats right outside the school's new practice facility which is still under construction.

Aside from that, I just wanted to pass along a few notes...
Jack_mcclinton> Jack McClinton has been named to the John Wooden Preseason Top 50 list. The Wooden award is given annually to college basketball's best player. McClinton was one of eight players from the ACC on the list, which includes last year's winner North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough. Duke's Kyle Singler and Gerald Henderson, Boston College's Tyrese Rice, North Carolina's Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington and Wake Forest's James Johnson were the other ACC players on the list.

"It means a lot to even be nominated or even thought of as one of the Top 50 players in the country this year," McClinton said. "It would mean a lot to me to go out there and get that award. But what really means a lot to me is to go out and win as a team."

> It looks like Lance Hurdle still hasn't fully recovered from his ankle injury. He didn't play in last week's 71-43 win over Florida Memorial. He told me before we snapped the photos he isn't going to play in this Saturday's final exhibition against Barry at 5:30 p.m. We're still not sure if Hurdle will be ready for the season-opener against Florida Southern on Nov. 15. It might be better to let him hold off until the Canes go to the Paradise Jam on Nov. 20.

> The women's basketball team, hoping to turn things around after 9-21 season, got quite a scare last night when two players were involved in a car accident near Dadeland mall according to coach Katie Meier. According to teammates accounts, senior Lamese James and freshman Riquna "Bay Bay" Williams were driving down US-1 when a bus ran a light and hit them. Meier said both players suffered minor scrapes and bruises and were released from South Miami hospital at around 2 a.m.

> Be sure to check out this week's installment of Getting To Know The U with Mollie Rose. Thursday night, Mollie sat down with safety Ryan Hill for some insight into what thrills him about being a Cane, how hard it was to leave Tallahassee and the Florida State Seminoles for UM and his pimped out Dodge Magnum.

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Manny any info on Durand Scott????

U go Manny, ROCK the blog!

GO CANES, BEAT VT!!!

Gators suck

Moe,

I haven't been able to speak with Scott yet. But this was an insightful blog on Scott from the Hartford paper..
http://blogs.courant.com/uconn_mens_basketball/2008/10/durand-scott-ater-majok-and-ot.html

This is what Scott said about all three schools to Scout.com on Nov. 2...
"I like Connecticut because of their great tradition," he said. "I know because of their history the program helps the players get to the next level. That's something I want to get to after college."

Regarding Miami: "I like the warm weather. I like coach Haith too. I felt comfortable there."

Regarding Pittsburgh: "I like coach Jamie Dixon. He's a cool guy. When I went there I felt like I was at home with the New York City Gauchos."

Scott added: "I don't have a time line when I might make a decision. When I'm sure I feel comfortable on and off the court then I'll make that decision. Right now, I don't know."

Q: Any word on how UM WR Hankerson is doing? Will he play against VT?

McClinton is by far the best player The U has had since Rick Barry, but how's his ball handling? Last year that was by far his biggest offensive weakness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fYQ6nm_l5o

Q: Any word on how UM WR Hankerson is doing? Will he play against VT?
Posted by: 86Cane | November 07, 2008 at 02:50 PM

A: I'm beginning to wonder if they aren't just going to shut him down for the season. He's played in 5 games, so a redshirt is impossible.

Herbal,

By far? I remember Tim James, Johnny Hemsley and John Salmons all being pretty solid at the U. Salmons in fact is an established NBA baller now. That said it is defintely fun watching Jack light it up but I just don't like to not recognize other players who were very good in their own right while they played for the Canes.

ALL THOSE PLAYERS U MENTIONED WERE REAL GOOD CANES, BUT I DON'T THINK THEY WERE IN THE TOP 50... SALMONS IS PLAYING REAL WELL IN THE PRO'S NOW, BUT McCLINTON COULD BE A LOTERY PICK..

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Great Miami Hurricanes 2008 Recruiting Class Video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZzYiPqrWps&feature=related

Herbal Jack should be drafted but won't be a lottery pick because of his size and probably be projected as a point guard and he needs a lot more experience at the point. I wish for Jacks sake he would be a lottery but he won't be.

MOE,
IT DEPENDS ON HOW HE PLAYS, LATE LOTTERY PICK IS IN SIGHTS FOR JACK... PLAYING UP TO HIS POTENTIAL IS OBVIOUSLY KEY, JACK CAN BE A POOR MANS A.I.

I ASK ALL U PLEASE CALL ME HM; NOT HERBAL... HERBAL MINDED IS PERFECT, SHORT HAND PLEASE USE HM... THERE IS A MIND BEHIND THE HERB...

Sure Herbal Minded, what ever you want. Why is it always goofy playa wannabes that nickname themselves? LISTEN FOOL ! ONLY A FOOL GIVE HSSELF A NICKNAME !! ( TEEEEEE- JAYYYYYY) Good job on posting terrible videos that show people aligned with duhU smoking weed. Nice job on perpetuating the thug image you GD fool ( sorry for dropping "perpetuating" on you. Buy a dictionary fool) Quit whoring out your terrible videos on a sports blogs. They're unwatchable anyway so just drift off into the past please Herbal Minded.

Manny,
I really enjoy your updates. Especcially since we get minimal canes coverage in the Tampa area. Ryan Hill is what I believe represents a true Cane.Here is a kid who left Tally, for goodness sake, to come to the U as a DB, only to step in and help the team out as a WR. He switched positions for the good of the team while knowing it actually hurt himself in the long run of his career. I was gald to see RS move him back to his more natural position this year, for Ryan's sake. He accepted this sacrifice with a tremendously good attitude and work ethic. Kudos toRyan Hill for being the man that he is.

dear hater, Herbal Minded is not a nickname, it is a company... get yo $hit right if u gonna talk it

A company? Oh, that's even worse. Sounds pretty thug to me. Must be a real "respectable" company. ( yeah right)

OK Herbie..

I LOVE ALL MY HATERS!!

McClinton is awesome. Maybe UM's 2nd best (see Rick Barry), all time. But no way will he be a 1st rounder, let alone a lottery pick. He can't hang NBA talent wise with Salmons and Jones. However UM-college success he might be better than Horford, Morton, Stevie Edwards, Tim James, Hemsley, Rice, Hite, and Diaz.

Canes fans...check out this feature on former Hurricane star Andre Johnson who is nominated for the NFL Neighborhood MVP award:

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ALL-AROUND SCUMBAG

I'm on the outside looking in because of media credentials.
Posted by: 86Cane | June 02, 2008 at 08:35 PM

access denied …

UNCREDENTIALED

I have been playing nice because I had invited the UM athletic department and ticket office to snoop around here. I even offered FREE advertising, but they will not even return my emails.
Posted by: 86Cane | April 13, 2008 at 02:52 PM

PERSONA NON GRATA

pegged as an opportunist ...
using Eye on the U to recruit, advertise & leverage manny navarro for access ...

ONTO YOU

your niche aside …
reviled throughout the Hurricane blogosphere …

PARIAH

Herb...put together a video, with all the Brawls...My personal favorite...Colorado..

Canes fans...big event this Thursday. Ring of Honor induction ceremony:

Coral Gables, FLA (www.hurricanesports.com) -- - The University of Miami Hurricane Club presents the Ring of Honor Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, November 13, from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club (19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Florida).

The luncheon will honor the new inductees including Edgerrin James, Jim Kelly, Cortez Kennedy, Jim Otto and Gino Torretta. Luncheon tickets may be purchased for $100 per person. Sponsor tables of 10 are available for $1,500.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact the University of Miami Hurricane Club at (305) 284-6699 or 1-800-GO-CANES, Option 6.

No one who has that kind of coin is reading this abortion of a blog you incredible jakkarse 86. Stay on your homer site with your homers you soft in the middle aging goon. Buy the skag some decent hair color.

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