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Senior center Nysier Brooks set to transfer out of Miami

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The Hurricanes have seen their fifth scholarship player part ways with the team in the calendar year alone.

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Miami center Nysier Brooks blocks a shot on Georgia Tech guard Bubba Parham in the first half during the quarterfinal round of the 2021 ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2021 (Greensboro, N.C.).
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The Miami Hurricanes dealt with a myriad of injuries for the entire season, which somehow resulted in advancing to the ACC Tournament quarterfinals for the first time since 2018 with a minute number of scholarship players available.

Just three weeks later, a myriad of transferring has blanketed that same team — five total UM student-athletes have now opted into the NCAA transfer portal.

Miami senior center Nysier Brooks has decided to transfer out of the program and enter the NCAA transfer portal as of Monday, according to an ESPN report.

Brooks, a former Cincinnati transfer who arrived in Coral Gables back in 2019, did not state why he had decided to leave Miami after only one season. The 7-foot, 240-pound center averaged seven points and 5.8 rebounds per game for Miami this past season, while remaining just one of two Hurricanes to start 20 games or more besides sophomore guard Isaiah Wong.

Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga stated on Thursday that Brooks was still mulling over his decision, as Brooks joins the list of over 1,000 other college basketball players who will look to play elsewhere next season.

Guards in redshirt senior Kameron McGusty and Wong will also submit their names to the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee, having been two of the Canes’ top scorers this past season.

Larrañaga remains confident that guard Harlond Beverly and forward Anthony Walker will each return for their junior seasons, nonetheless.

Three four-star recruits — Nisine Poplar, Bensley Joseph, and Jakai Robinson — of Miami’s 2021 recruiting class will arrive on-time for summer classes while preparing for the preseason.