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Miami Basketball Player Profile: Omar Sherman

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's roster for 2014. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the court.

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Omar Sherman

Freshman - 6'8 240 - Duncanville, Tx

Sherman was ranked as the #93 overall player by and ranked as a 4 star prospect and the #14 center in the country by ESPN.

Led his team with 17.1 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game as a senior.

Inside-out power forward with a mature post game and range out to the three-point line.

A brief look at some of what he can do:

Summary: Sherman brings much needed size to the 'Canes front court.  But he definitely needs to work on his strength and conditioning to make an impact in the rugged ACC. He has range on his jumper all the way out to the three point line, and Miami Head Coach Jim Larranaga has compared his game to that of Sam Perkins. However, UM will need him to not only stretch defenses, but also bang some down low.  Early on it may be a lot to ask. Most freshman bigs struggle as they adjust to playing against players as strong and fast as themselves. Hopefully he gets his feet under him fast, as Miami will need to count on their talented Texas freshman for minutes, with only have 3 other true front court players (Tonye Jekiri, Joe Thomas, and Ivan Cruz Uceda) on the roster. With Uceda out fr the team's 1st 16 games, Sherman is going to have a steep learning curve.  If he can give them solid play, it would be and major boost.  When Uceda comes back, the combination of the two might help a very good Hurricanes team take it to the next level. Look for Sherman to be one of the top rebounders on the team, while it waits for Uceda's return, and progressively develop into a good stretch 4 even if he struggles some at the onset of the season.

Stay tuned for more player profiles as we count down to tip off.