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REPORT: Miami Hurricanes G Bruce Brown to return for Sophomore season

Big news for Canes Hoops

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Big, BIG news for Miami Hurricanes basketball. According to a report on twitter by Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Bruce Brown will return to Miami for his sophomore season.

A player with elite talent who some thought to be a 1st round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Brown was a big get in recruiting a year ago, and a big get to keep on campus this year.

Brown had a nice freshman season for Miami, averaging 11.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.2 assists. Brown had 3 games of 20+ points, all of which came against Duke and North Carolina. Brown’s season high, 30 points, came in Miami’s signature win of the year, a 77-62 win over National Championship finalist North Carolina.

Brown was the centerpiece of an elite recruiting class for Miami in 2016. Joining forces with 5-star F Dewan Huell, 3pt specialist Dejan Vasilijevich, and 4-star C Rodney Miller, Brown led the way for the freshman class of Canes Hoops players this past season, and looks to grow as a player heading into next season.

Keeping Brown in Coral Gables is big. BIG. Having Brown on the team with the aforementioned freshmen, Senior G Ja’Quan Newton, Junior wing Anthony Lawrence Jr., Junior C Ebuka Izundu, and another stellar recruiting class, headlined by 5-star G Lonnie Walker and 4-star PG Chris Lykes, gives Miami the talent to be a top 4 finisher in the ACC and a serious NCAA tournament challenge for any team they face.

In the end, Bruce Brown thought about testing the NBA draft waters, but instead will 100% be back on campus in Coral Gables next year.

I, for one, LOVE IT!!!