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Six former Canes to compete in NBA Summer League; Perryman on CFPA watch list

According to UM's sports information staff, six former Miami Hurricanes are slated to suit up for NBA teams in the 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League, which tips off this weekend in Orlando, Fla., then will continue in Las Vegas, beginning July 11.

They are: Rion Brown (Charlotte Hornets), DeQuan Jones (Indiana Pacers), Kenny Kadji (Milwaukee Bucks), Shane Larkin (New York Knicks), Trey McKinney Jones (Miami Heat) and Durand Scott (San Antonio Spurs).

Brown recently completed his senior season with the Hurricanes, posting 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while hitting 1.9 shots per game from the 3-point line in his final season in Coral Gables.

Jones will be participating in his third NBA summer league season after spending the 2013-14 campaign playing for the Reno Bighorns. He spent the 2013 summer with the Sacramento Kings and earned a spot on the 2012-13 Orlando Magic after an impressive showing on their 2012 summer league squad.

Kadji is playing in his second summer league after spending his first summer with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season. Kadji played for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League in 2014, after starting the season with the NY Phantom Braunschweig in Germany.

Larkin, the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, was traded to the New York Knicks on June 26. He appeared in 48 games as a rookie with the Dallas Mavericks a year ago. Now Larkin will look to show the Knicks what he can do as he prepares for the 2014-15 season.

McKinney Jones, who was named to the 2014 All-NBA Development League All-Rookie Third Team, averaged 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals for the 2014 D-League champion Ft. Wayne Mad Ants this season. He was a member of the Milwaukee Bucks training camp roster a year ago before starring in the D-League.

Scott was with the Spurs in the 2013 summer league and went on to play the 2013-14 season abroad with Obradoiro CAB of the Spanish ACB League. He will return to the Spurs this summer and the reigning NBA champions will take another close look at the talented and versatile guard.

From July 5-11 the Orlando Magic will host the 25 games of the Orlando League at their Amway Center practice court. The Las Vegas League will consist of 67 games between the dates of July 11 and July 21, which will be held at both the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Las Vegas. All games will be broadcast on NBA TV, NBA.com, and on the NBA Game Time app.


You can go ahead Hurricanes senior Denzel Perryman to another watch list. Wednesday he was named one of 40 FBS linebackers selected to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Linebacker Trophy Watch List.

He joins teammates Ladarius Gunter and Anthony Chickillo on the CFPA watch list at their respective positions. Miami is one of only five FBS programs with a player named to all three defensive player watch lists.

An All-ACC First Team selection in 2013, Perryman started all 13 games at outside linebacker for the Hurricanes, registering a team-leading 108 total tackles including 69 solo stops. In addition to earning All-America, Honorable Mention honors from SI.com, Perryman was the recipient of the Hurricanes 2013 Hard Hitter Award and Defensive MVP award.


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These dikes out here need to stop the aggression, it's not a game. But the sissy's at heart are to afraid to put these people(dikes & phaggots) in their place.
Posted by: Calvin

What place is that Calvin?? If it's anywhere near YOUR place, then no thanks. You've got serious issue man.

Posted by: Cola Cane | July 02, 2014 at 01:46 PM

Genesis 18 vs24-33 had the same serious issue. Along with Genesis 19 vs1-29! They got put in their places then and after they get to out of hand here, once again, they'll be put into their places!

Way to quote an archaic source, of which women were treated way worse.

We need depth at linebacker. Im talking bout the hungry, rabid type with blood drippin' from their mouths.

Perryman, Thurston Armbrister, Raphael Kirby, Alex Figueroa, and Jermaine Grace will do. But we need MORE

Win and they will come - linebackers and more.

We need depth at linebacker. Im talking bout the hungry, rabid type with blood drippin' from their mouths.

Perryman, Thurston Armbrister, Raphael Kirby, Alex Figueroa, and Jermaine Grace will do. But we need MORE

Posted by: Up in Smoke | July 03, 2014 at 03:38 PM

Win and they will come - linebackers and more.

Posted by: rboud | July 03, 2014 at 03:47 PM

If this new commit remains committed and still ends up as a linebacker at UM, we will still be giving up 500 plus yard games at a premium. Also, it doesn't really matter how many good linebackers come here, if they're being asked to play way out in space like the penn disgrace morons continue to have them due, as well as if you're under 220 rule, meaning if you're not 225 and up, they don't want you playing linebacker for them, definitely not as a starter.

I can't wait for these morons to vacate UM asap!

Most of us feel that way about you Calvin, yet you remain.

Why are there so many Gator fans and people that hate this team on this blog? I wouldn't be caught dead on a Seminole or Gator blog. I truly don't get it.


What we need more than anything is for you waste of good print types, to go away, and never post here again. South Florida has enough negative stereotypes without you clowns adding to it. Furthermore, your collective football IQ totals a 59. Get outside and work off your beer bellies or go blog about the World Cup. We don't need you guys showing up here obtunded and mentally defective!

Miami is one of only five FBS programs with a player named to all three defensive player watch lists"

Now you would think that Miami has a great defense by reading this.
Truth is this is another example of wasted talent.
Like Olivier Vernon, all potential but never did squat as a cane. Took a whole year in the NFL sitting out to develop and now he is a player for the Fins.
Sam Shields used as a WR riding the pine then Green Bay turns him into a DB and he is a player now.
When has Gunter made a game changing play? Which game do you remember him as being dominant?
Chikillo? Most of bloggers here have complained that he is now worse than his freshman year.
Perryman has been solid, but do you remember his game winning plays?
Canes always have had talent, in large part because they are in Miami. But all the talent and all the potential has been wasted in college for the past decade.
Jimmy Graham, one of the best TEs in the NFL today.
How was his cane carreer? His game winning catches against FSU? Not. He was a ball of potential that the Saints took a chance on in the late rounds of the draft.
Lots of talented players, not much to show for the cane program. No ACC ships or shows. No BCS bowls. No December bowl wins. Not ranked season after season.
Go ahead and shoot the messenger who points out the obvious.

I don't see how Dino survives beyond this year, so it shouldn't be an issue. This staff has chosen all of this personnel so there's really no excuse for not having a great defense.

ACC sucks...i agree with most of what you posted. It's funny what a bargain these kids are to nfl teams. Jimmy Graham was a steal of a draft pick. NFL coaches must be wondering what UM teaches.

I disagree about Gunter though. Gunter was really solid last year and was one of the few bright spots on defense. I don't think he's ever going to be dominant but he's probably as good as he's going to be.

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