Five-star OL Kc McDermott commits to Miami April 6th, 2013
The University of Miami landed a main local target for its 2014 football recruiting class Tuesday afternoon.
This past weekend, Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight, a former Pine Crest star, hosted a skills clinic for young basketball players at his high school alma mater.
In between handing out lunch, speaking to campers and working on drills, Knight, an admitted former Heat fan, spoke about how “bittersweet” it was for him to watch his hometown team bring the NBA championship to South Florida.
“I grew up definitely a Heat fan,” he said. “I watched a lot of Heat games with my dad. I grew up watching Tim Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, guys like that. It’s kind of tough for me now. I definitely enjoyed seeing them win, but it’s kind of bittersweet. I used to be a Heat fan, but I’m a Pistons fan all the way now. I congratulate the guys that won this past year, but I’m all about the Pistons.”
During his rookie season, Knight had two opportunities to play the Heat. And like most NBA players, he had an opinion on what it meant for LeBron James to win his first championship.
“It’s deserved. He worked hard,” Knight said of James. “He’s been there three times, so I felt he should finally get one. He pulled through and had an amazing series. He did a great job throughout the playoffs, playing hard and stepping up to help his team win.”
Day One from MLK Jr. Classic at Miami Norland January 14th, 2012
Miramar rallied past Dwyer to win 63-54 behind 22 points from Lance Tejada II on Friday night Hsi father Lance Tejada Sr. has been named the Patriots interim coach while Kenneth Kelly recovers fully from hernia surgery.
Everglades tried to make it two straight wins, after beating Miramar on thursday, but lost to Richards of Chicago, Il., former high school of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, 56-51. Raheem Anderson had 23 points in the loss for the Gators..
Through the first half of the late game Miami NOrland was leading Linclon (Dallas), home of Heat forward Chris Bish, 39-17.
Pines Charter tries to remain focused amidst Miami Central inquiry November 19th, 2011
Earlier this week, Pembroke Pines Charter coach Steve Bruns talked about the monumental task his Jaguars team faced taking on defending champion Miami Central in the first round of the playoffs.
At the time, Bruns was unaware of the eligibility questions regarding Rockets quarterback Austin Stock. But after learning about the questions involving Stock and Central on Wednesday, Bruns stressed it was important his team not focus on any distractions.
“Our kids are excited to go down to Dade and see what we can do,” Bruns said. “It’s not going to be a distraction to us. It has nothing to do with us or are preparation for the game. They’re awfully talented with or without him. And we didn’t know anything until just now, so we have to prepare for Miami Central. We’re going on with business as usual.”
Gibbons’ volleyball standout Caiti Donahoe chooses Miami March 30th, 2011
As a junior this fall, Caiti Donahoe helped lead Cardinal Gibbons to a Florida-record state championship.
Now, Donahoe–expected to be one of the Broward County’s top seniors next season–has made her college choice. According to Chiefs coach Kathryn Farland, the 6-foot setter has verbally committed to Miami.
Donahoe, who finished with 870 assists, 161 digs, 72 kills, 67 blocks and 39 aces, was a second-team All-County selection this year. She was a force at the state tournament, notching a match-high 36 assists in Gibbons’ 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 victory over Fort Myers in the Class 4A state championship.
She had another 35 assists in the Chiefs’ state semifinal victory over Gulf Breeze.
Miami to honor former South Broward standout Tamara James December 16th, 2010
Before eventually starring at the University of Miami and becoming a WNBA draft pick, Tamara James helped make South Broward one of the state’s top girls’ high school basketball programs.
Later this month, the former Bulldog will be honored by her college alma mater when Miami hangs her No. 2 jersey from the rafters at the BankUnited Center on campus. Two other Miami women’s basketball players–Maria Rivera and Frances Savage–have also been similarly honored.
James, who was drafted No. 8 overall by the Washington Mystics in 2006, was a 2005 and 2006 First Team All-ACC selection. James finished her UM career as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,406), free throws made (520) and free throws attempted (664).
According to UM, the selection of honored jersey recipients is determined by the athletic director and the head basketball coach, along with an advisory committee.
James will be honored before the Hurricanes’ game on Dec. 30 against Morgan State.