Shane Larkin

by Wheat Hotchkiss Writer/Editor

Shane Larkin

Source: University of Miami

June 26, 2013

School:University of Miami
Position: Guard
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 176 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Points Per Game: 14.5
Rebounds Per Game: 3.8
Assists Per Game: 4.6
Steals Per Game: 2.0
Blocks Per Game: 0.1
Turnovers Per Game: 2.3

2012-13: Ranked nationally in steals per game (49), assist-to-turnover ratio (86), assists per game (96), field goal percentage (111) and 3-point field goals made per game (238) … Ranked in the top 15 in the ACC in six statistical categories: steals (1), minutes played (2), assist-to-turnover ratio (3), assists (4), 3-point field goals made (10) and scoring (14) … Put his name in Miami’s season record books in steals (3rd), games started (t3rd), assists (4th) and minutes played (4th) … Led Miami in points (522), assists (164), and for the second-straight year in steals (71) … Posted the most steals (71) in a UM season since Jerome Scott’s 77 in 1991-92 … Recorded the most assists (164) in a season since John Salmons (195) in 2001-02 … Posted nine assists against Pacific for the most by a Cane in an NCAA tournament game … Scored 28 and 23 points in a pair of ACC tournament games, two of the top three best outings in the conference tournament by a UM player … Seven assists against UNC tie the best mark by a Cane in ACC tournament … Averaged 13.7 points, 6.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 steals in three NCAA tournament games … Posted 23.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.3 steals while shooting 51.1 percent from the field, 45.0 percent from three and 88.9 percent at the line in the ACC tournament … Recorded one double-double this season with 18 points and 10 rebounds against Duke on Jan. 23 … Led or tied the Canes in points 13 times, assists in all but six games, steals 21 times and rebounds three times … Holds team season highs in points (522), scoring average (14.5), 3-point field goals made (69), free throws made (87), assists (164), steals (71) and minutes (1,311) … Improved overall shooting from freshman to sophomore year 36.0 to 47.9 percent and 3-pointers from 32.3 to 40.6 percent … Doubled total assists from 81 as a rookie to 164 as a sophomore and points from 7.4 ppg to 14.5 ppg … Second on the team with 13.8 points per game in ACC play, led team in assists (87), steals (32) and minutes (654) … Made 48.9 percent of shots in ACC play and 38.1 percent from distance … Season highs: 28 points vs. North Carolina; 5 3-point field goals twice – vs. UNC and at Virginia Tech; 1.000 free throw percentage, hitting 8-of-8 vs. UNC; 10 rebounds vs. Duke; 9 assists twice – vs. Pacific and UNC; 6 steals vs. Arizona; 2 blocked shots at Virginia Tech … Scored 20+ points eight times … Recorded 5+ assists 11 times, 7+ rebounds three times and 3+ steals 11 times … Started 35 of 36 games, only missing the top five on senior night … One of six players to score 20+ points in a game … One of six Canes to grab 10+ rebounds in an outing.

2011-12: Selected to the All-ACC Freshman Team ... Fifth in the ACC - the only rookie in the Top 10 - in steals per game (1.6) ... Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors on Dec. 5 after games at Purdue and against UMass ... Of all ACC rookies, was sixth in scoring and second in assists ... Averaged 7.4 points, 2.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals overall in his rookie campaign ... In ACC play, averaged 5.3 points, 2.6 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals ... Shot 36.0 percent from the field, 32.3 from distance and led the Canes with his 85.7 percent at the line ... Led the team in steals and was second in assists per game ... Second on the team in NIT games with 10.0 ppg ... Led UM in the ACC Tournament with 14.0 points, eight assists and four steals in a pair of games ... Missed the first game of the season following his transfer from DePaul in the summer. Received an NCAA waiver a few hours prior to the game against Rutgers (Nov. 15) that allowed him to play immediately. Recorded season-high 18 points against UNC-Greensboro on Jan. 2, hitting a trio of threes and a perfect 7-of-7 at the stripe ... Twice notched 16 points - vs. FSU on March 9 and at Purdue on Nov. 29 ... Hit four threes at Purdue and eight free throws vs. Florida State on Feb. 26, both season bests ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds vs. FSU (3/9) ... Notched 10 double-digit scoring outings in 32 games ... Tallied 24 multi-assist games, including nine games with four or more handouts ... Grabbed three or more steals nine times, twice snatching six ... Led (or tied) for the team lead in scoring twice, assists 13 times, steals 16 times and rebounds once ... Started the season 11-of-11 at the FT line, then was 36-38 midway through the season ... Scored 13 of Miami's 15 points from 14:27 to 10:45 in the second half at Purdue. In that span, Larkin hit a trio of threes, a jumper and two free throws ... Scored 12 consecutive points during a 1:27 span that helped the Hurricanes rally from a seven-point deficit early in the second half against UNCG. Larkin hit three 3-pointers and converted three free throws after being fouled on an attempted 3- pointer with 13:54 remaining. Larkin's free throws put Miami ahead for good at 68-67 ... Scored three points in his first possession each of his first three games with the Canes. In his debut, Larkin drained a three moments after he stepped on the court for the first time in a collegiate game. Against UNF, Larkin made a driving layup, then hit the and-one free throw for his first three points of the game. Against FGCU, Larkin again drained a long ball for his first points of the game.

Personal: Born DeShane Larkin on Oct. 2, 1992, but goes by Shane ... Son of Lisa and Barry Larkin, the former Cincinnati Reds 12-time All-Star shortstop and Hall of Fame player ... Brother to Cymber and Brielle ... Enjoys listening to music and playing video games ... Deion Sanders, Larkin's favorite athlete growing up, gave him the nickname SugaShane ... Comes from a long lineage of athletes, including his father as well as his uncles Byron Larkin (Xavier basketball), Mike Larkin (Notre Dame football) and Steve Larkin (Texas baseball) ... Larkin originally committed to DePaul in 2010, but was granted a release from the school in August 2011 ... He was also recruited by Boston College, George Mason, Colorado and Florida State.

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