Miami point guard
A formal announcement is expected Sunday.
Larkin was the CBSSports.com ACC Player of the Year this season after averaging 14.5 points and 4.6 assists while leading the Hurricanes to the ACC regular-season title and ACC tournament title. The 5-foot-11 sophomore made headlines in March when he said "I don't see any reason to take that next step [and turn pro]." But his intentions apparently changed over the past few weeks and moved further this direction, a source said, once Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart announced he would not enter the NBA Draft. That development took a point guard off the board who would've been selected ahead of Larkin. In other words, no Smart enhanced Larkin's chances of going in the first round. Now he'll try to capitalize and turn pro while his stock is at its absolute highest.
DraftExpress.com projects Larkin to be selected 27th.