With a couple of quality guards in the fold, Miami and Jim Larranaga have been on the hunt for big men. They got one late Thursday night.
Not long after taking an official visit to Coral Gables, 6-foot-8 power forward Omar Sherman of Dallas (Texas) Prime Prep popped for the Hurricanes.
From the sounds of it, the three-star power forward's mother didn't find out until after Sherman had notified the Miami coaches.
"I hadn't told her what I was going to do -- she was so happy for me, went crazy," Sherman told Gary Ferman of Canesports.com. "When I talked to coach L, he was shocked at first. He's recruited me for a long time."
From a style standpoint, Sherman looks to be a good fit. The Hurricanes covet big men who can take up space and play physically around the rim while having the ability to step out and make jumpers. Making jumpers is Sherman's specialty.
More of a below-the-rim player, Sherman is a crafty finisher around the hoop and he has a strong frame that should easily pack on muscle in a college weight room.
Sherman has been hovering just outside of the Rivals150, and he joins a pair of Rivals150 backcourt players. Four-star Ja'Quan Newton is a creative guard, while three-star James Palmer is emerging rapidly as a wing scorer.
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