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Shane Larkin Declares For NBA Draft

After weeks of speculation, it's finally official: Shane Larkin will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

Stephen Dunn

Sophomore Point Guard Shane Larkin has finally revealed his intentions to the world, and it's exactly what Canes fans were not hoping to hear:

He's going to the NBA.

Larkin was instrumental in Miami's run to the Sweet 16 this past season, averaging 14.5 points, 4.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 2 steals per game in over 36 minutes a night. In the ACC tournament, Larkin averaged nearly 24 points per game, and was critical in Miami's 87-77 victory over North Carolina in the championship game, where he played all 40 minutes. Larkin was named First team All-ACC, and finished 2nd in ACC Player of the Year voting. In addition to those accolades, Larkin was also named the Lute Olson National Player of the Year.

Larkin's departure leaves the Canes void of a clear starter at the Point Guard position for the 2013-14 season. Miami currently has two guards coming in as members of the 2013 class, however neither of them are pure point guards. With the additional scholarship opened up by Larkin's departure, one can only assume that Coach L will try and fill that void.

We wish Shane all the best at the next level, and can't wait to watch him on the hardwood next season. Good luck!