With college basketball closing in fast, SB Nation released their beautiful and detailed season preview for the 2015/2016 season. It's a must read for any true college basketball fan, and a great way to introduce yourself to the collegiate hoops scene if you're a newbie. Miami has as good a chance as anyone in 2015, because this season is as wide-open as it gets.
Miami doesn't have a team feature in this year's preview, due to the fact that they're not currently one of the top-25 teams in the country, but they are led by two very promising players, in Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan.
SB Nation recognizes that these two are two of the better players in all of college basketball, and acknowledged them by including them in their top-100 players list.
First up, Angel Rodriguez, who is ranked as the No. 82 player in the country.
Miami was at its best in 2014-15 when Rodriguez was also at his. The Kansas State transfer was the star of the 'Canes signature victory of the season, a 90-74 trouncing of eventual national champion Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Rodriguez dropped 24 points and recorded five steals in the game and seemed to be the guy who provided the answer every time the Blue Devils started creeping back. If he can cut down on the turnovers and defer some of his leadership duties, both on and off the court, to fellow star Sheldon McClellan, then there's no reason for Jim Larranaga's team not to be back in the Big Dance.
Then, we have Sheldon McClellan who checks in at No. 70.
Advanced statistics love Sheldon McClellan, who scored effectively from all areas of the floor last season and shot one of the highest percentages (48.4) in the ACC. Expect his numbers (14.5 PPG/4.7 RPG) to jump even higher this season as he assumes more of a leadership role as a Hurricane senior.