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Haith: Daniels a high-flier like Diaz

The University of Miami men’s basketball team signed Bishop Daniels to a National Letter of Intent Wednesday, adding a high-flying combo guard to its roster that coach Frank Haith said reminds him of Guillermo Diaz.

Daniels, a 6-foot-2, 175-pounder from Raleigh, N.C., is ranked as the 112th best recruit by Rivals.com. He averaged 13 points and five assists per game for Word of God Christian Academy (N.C.) last season -- the same school that produced first overall pick John Wall two years ago.

"He's a true combo right now, but eventually will be a point guard," Haith said. "He's coming to a team that's going to pretty much be the same team next year. So we can kind of grow him.

"The way he flies, he's like Guillermo [Diaz]. He's a really athletic player. I don't remember Guillermo in high school in terms of how good a shooter he was. But he was a great shooter when he left here. Bishop has to work to that. But he's that kind of athlete."

Daniels, who played AAU ball for the CP3 All-Stars and was also recruited by schools such as N.C. State and Purdue, is the final recruit in the Canes' 2011 signing class. The Canes, who open the season Friday night at home against Jacksonville, used their other scholarships on 6-11 center Kenny Kadji and 6-5 guard Trey McKinney-Jones, who transferred in from other programs. Both will sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules.

"We're only going to loss Adrian Thomas from this team," Haith said. "I think we're going to be in pretty good shape this year and next."

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That boys got some game. Go canes!!!!!

Hellz yeah!!!!! Dude can fly..... Please sign Rocket Man!

Trumped once again U ChUmps !

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UF hoops notebook: Touted guard Beal signs

By Kevin Brockway
Staff writer

Florida landed one of the top prospects in the country Wednesday, inking 6-foot-3 shooting guard Bradley Beal to a national letter of intent for the 2011 freshman class.


Beal Beal, from St. Louis, Mo., is rated as the second-best player at his position and seventh overall in the Class of 2011 by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com.

"Clearly, I feel like we signed one of the best guards in the country," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "We're extremely excited about adding Brad. We believe he's a special player and a winner, and excited that he's going to be a part of our program."

Last July, Beal was named MVP at the FIBA Under-17 World Championships in Hamburg, Germany, averaging 18.3 points per game while shooting 47.7 percent from 3-point range.

Beal averaged 29 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in his junior season at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis. He attended the same high school as former Gator forward and current NBA All-Star David Lee.

Florida has two more scholarships available for the 2011 class, though no other signings are expected to be announced this week.

wow another gaytor

fire randy!

Why does the U even have a basketball team? They are lousy and no one goes to the games.Looks like the football team is going in that direction under SHANNON!

Didn't the Canes beat the Turds in Gaysville last time they met?

Bishop Daniels is one among the best players like Kobe and Wade who drafted from high school and became superstars. He'll be one among them. Go Daniels!

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