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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Kendrick Norton, Canes Gain Another 2020 Commitment, NBA Summer League

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kendrick Norton and his family

NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 26 Duke at Miami Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning Canes Fam,

We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Kendrick Norton. If you are not aware of what happened to the former Hurricane DT, you can read about in When Life Changes in an Instant, written by State of the U’s KappaCane.

State of Declarations

Wondering where Sean Taylor and Bennie Blades land on our all-time ProCanes list? State of the U’s Marshall Thomas ranks them and more in Pro Canes Top 5: Safeties.

A big play waiting to happen, RB Lorenzo Lingard could be the Hurricanes most explosive weapon out of the backfield move forward. Justin Dottavio profiles the former five-star back ahead of UM’s 2019 season.

Todd Forrest reviewed yer one for Miami Women’s Soccer in the team’s first season under head coach Sarah Barnes.

In the latest edition of 100 Greatest Plays in Miami History, Marshall Thomas highlights Miami WR Horace Copeland’s 4th and 6 conversion against FSU.

The (Not-So Dead) Period Continues to Benefit Miami

On Thursday, the Hurricanes received some more good news in the form of a commitment. 2020 Camden High School linebacker Tirek Austin-Cave announced his commitment to the University of Miami. A three-star prospect according to both Rivals and 247 Sports, the New Jersey native becomes the fourth LB (Romello Height, AJ Mathis, Corey Flgg Jr.) in the 2020 cycle to give their verbal pledge to Miami.

The other big development on the UM recruiting trail was the decommitment of 2020 Miami Norland OT Issiah Walker from South Carolina. Miami has made it clear that they view Walker as a priority in this class. This recruiting race will only heat up when the dead period concludes towards the end of the month.

Osborn and Quarterman to Represent UM at ACC Media Days

Ahead of the ACC’s media days taking place on July 17-18 at the Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina, Miami named its two representatives for the annual kickoff. LB Shaquille Quarterman enters his fourth and final year as Hurricane. WR KJ Osborn is new to the program after transferring from Buffalo this offseason. Osbornhas already emerged as a leader for the Canes offence in a short period. The pair will join rookie head coach Manny Diaz to answer questions from the media over the course of the event.

The 305 Beat

Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel sheds more light on the horrific accident involving Kendrick Norton.

Many wonder how quick head coach Manny Diaz can turn around UM’s football fortunes. In his State of the Program article, Manny Navarro of The Athletic analyzes the Hurricanes roster and coaching staff to find an answer to the question.

ProCanes (NBA) Descend on the Desert

The NBA season may be in the books, but as the saying goes ‘ball is life.’ Lonnie Walker IV highlights a group of ProCane NBA stars that have made some noise in early NBA Summer League action. Davon Reed, Garrius Adams and Anthony Lawrence II round out a group of Canes stars putting in the work in over the last week.

The grind continues later this afternoon when day one of the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League gets underway. Here’s a list of the ProCanes to follow over the course of the two week competition.

Sheldon MacPhiladelphia 76ers

Dewan HernandezToronto Raptors

Lonnie Walker IVSan Antonio Spurs

Bruce Brown Jr.Detroit Pistons

Anthony Lawrence IICleveland Cavaliers

Davon ReedGolden State Warriors

Ebuka Izundu — Golden State Warriors

Rion BrownDenver Nuggets

ProCanes (NFL) Updates

Jacksonville Jaguars 6’8” defensive end Calais Campbell sat down with Barstool Sports personality Uncle Chaps in the latest episode of his Mini Interview Youtube series.

In his first two years in the NFL, Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku scored eight TDs. Entering his third year in the NFL, the ProCane is setting his sights on catching 20 TDs in 2019.

No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn

Ok, the Hurricanes should rest fairly easy before they head to this New York City borough. The Canes will take part in the inaugural Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Basketball Invitational at the Barclays Center.

Miami will square off against the Temple Owls. The all-time series is tied at 2-2.

Go Canes and have a great day!