Miami Hurricanes basketball recruiting: Sam Waardenburg commits for 2017


[Analyzing the 2016-17 hoops schedule]

The Hurricanes landed their second commit for the 2017 class when New Zealand forward Sam Waardenburg pledged to UM after visiting Tuesday.

A source confirmed a report from that Waardenburg, 6-foot-9 and 205 pounds, is now in the 2017 class. He joins top-50 point guard Chris Lykes. 

Waardenburg also considered Utah, Virginia and SMU.

According to Scout, Waardenburg averaged 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in the recent Adidas Nations tournament. He was 7-for-11 from three.

He could become the second player from Australasia to sign with UM in as many years. Freshman guard Dejan Vasiljevic hails from Australia.

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