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University of Miami Announces Burnett to transfer as well

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Earlier in the day we learned that Manu Lecomte would be leaving the Hurricanes Basketball program.

It turned out he was not alone.

Deandre Burnett will also be leaving UM.

Full release from the school:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga announced Wednesday that sophomore point guard Manu Lecomte and redshirt freshman guard Deandre Burnett will transfer from the Hurricanes basketball team.

"We thank both Manu and Deandre for their contributions to the Miami basketball program for the past two seasons," said Larrañaga. "We wish them the best in their future."

Lecomte, from Brussels, Belgium, averaged 7.9 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds in his second season with the Canes. In two years with Miami, he played 71 games, starting 40, averaging 7.8 points and 2.0 assists.

Burnett, from Miami, played in 28 games in his first season with the Hurricanes, averaging 7.0 points and 2.0 rebounds. The Carol City High School grad sat out the 2013-14 season after sustaining a wrist injury.

Our take: Burnett is a very talented player, but he never seemed to hit his stride in his redshirt freshman season.  He was terrific early in the season Vs Illinois, and had some moments (the big drives Vs BC and Temple in the NIT stick out) but for the most part he was a low percentage, volume shooter.  The 'Canes still have JaQuan Newton and James Palmer to back up Sheldon McClellan/Angel Rodriguez, so they can survive this departure.  Burnett has a bright future ahead, and we wish him well.  Don't be surprised if he goes for 20 a night wherever he ends up next.