Though the No. 1 player on ESPN’s list of top available college basketball transfers will reportedly not pick Miami, the No. 2 player might.
Shooting guard Canyon Barry, son of former Hurricanes great and Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry, told at least two national reporters he was considering his dad’s alma mater.
CBS Sports reported Barry, 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds, is also considering California, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Mississippi and Northwestern.
UM’s interest level in Barry is unclear, but the Hurricanes did lose sophomore guard James Palmer to transfer and could use another scorer. Former San Jose State transfer Rashad Muhammad is expected to start in place of the graduated Sheldon McClellan.
A graduate transfer from Charleston, Barry is eligible immediately. He has faced Miami three times in his career. He averaged 19.7 points in his final season before missing the second half with a shoulder injury.
Yes, he shoots his free throws underhanded.