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Canes Hoops: With Brown Sidelined, This Is the Beginning of Lonnie Walker

It’s time

NCAA Basketball: Boston U at Miami
Miami Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker IV (4) is guarded by Boston University Terriers guard Cedric Hankerson (21)
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Miami Hurricanes G Bruce Brown was ruled out of the recent game against Boston University. Fans didn't notice until about an hour before tip when the star guard came out for warmups in street clothes and wrist brace.

Fans always wondered when we would see the Lonnie Walker in Lonnie Walker. To his credit, he likely is just now approaching 100 percent recovery from his meniscus injury in the offseason.

While Larranaga casually said Walker “just looked like Lonnie Walker to me,” he did proclaim that “this is just the beginning.” This was Walker’s first start at the University of Miami.

“The rim got bigger and the ball got smaller,” said Walker postgame. Walker had 26 points while going 5-7 beyond the arc.

With Brown out potentially until near the start of conference play, the Canes need to see the Lonnie Walker we've all been waiting for in Brown’s absence. This is now his moment.