Tag:Shane Larkin
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:01 am
Edited on: August 16, 2011 10:02 am

Source: Ex-DePaul guard Shane Larkin to Miami

By Jeff Goodman

Shane Larkin left DePaul a couple weeks ago, saying he had a “medical condition that required him to be closer to his Orlando home.”

The talented freshman, who had a legitimate shot to crack the starting lineup for Oliver Purnell this season, has decided to transfer to Miami – sources told CBSSports.com.

The 5-foot-11 Larkin is the son of former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and could have started alongside Brandon Young in Purnell’s backcourt.

Now he’ll be just a few hours from home and the beneficiary of his mystery medical condition is new Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga.

Larkin already spent part of the summer in classes at DePaul, so it’s likely he’ll have to sit out this season. However, expect him and Miami to appeal the NCAA in hopes he would be eligible this season.

Sources told CBSSports.com that Larkin participated in the majority of DePaul’s 10 practices that led up to the team’s current trip overseas – and he also passed a physical in mid-June.

Whether he is eligible this season or next, this is a nice addition for Larranaga – who will lose senior guard Malcolm Grant after this season and could wind up losing junior Durand Scott as well.
Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:59 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2011 9:52 am

Barry Larkin's kid leaves DePaul due to health

By Jeff Goodman

DePaul is a difficult enough rebuilding job.

Oliver Purnell can ill-afford setbacks like this one.

Freshman Shane Larkin, a potential starter, won’t be with the program due to a medical condition that “requires him to be closer to his Orlando home.”

"At this time, the best situation for my well-being is to remain in Florida,” Larkin said. “I appreciate everything Coach Purnell and the staff have done to support me at this time.''

Purnell has brought in a class that included five freshmen and transfer Donnavan Kirk from Miami.

However, Larkin – the son of former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin - may have been the highest-regarded of the frosh.

He was a 5-foot-11 point guard who can shoot the ball and would have likely thrived in Purnell’s up-tempo system. He could have played alongside Brandon Young in the backcourt. 

Instead, he will return closer to home – and sources have told CBSSports.com that Jim Larranaga and Miami could be the front-runner.

Larkin also considered Central Florida the first time around.
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