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Miami’s Donnavan Kirk Receives Release

Redshirt freshman requests release to play closer to home.

Coral Gables, Fla…  Redshirt freshman Donnavan Kirk of the University of Miami men’s basketball team has been granted a release in order to play for a program closer to his Michigan home due to personal reasons.

 “I want to thank Donnavan for all of his hard work,” said Miami head coach Frank Haith. “We will do whatever we can to help Donnavan as he moves forward and wish him nothing but the best.”

 A native of Pontiac, Mich., Kirk made three starts and appeared in all 13 games for the Hurricanes this season, averaging 2.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.

 The 10-3 Hurricanes, winners of eight of their last nine games, return to the hardwood on Thurs., Dec. 30, versus Pepperdine at 6 p.m. at the BankUnited Center.