Miami Scores Verbal From Sophomore

The Hurricanes grabbed another underclassmen. Yvan Ngirabakunzi, a 6-foot-9 forward, gave Miami the nod over the weekend.

The same day the University of Miami received a verbal commitment from a freshman, they scored a sophomore prospect as well.

Piney Woods (Miss.) High standout Yvan Ngirabakunzi gave Frank Haith and his staff a verbal commitment, according to Piney Woods head coach Lemuel Jones.

"It's a good school, and a good fit with the style of play," Jones said. "It's going to work out perfect. I've known coach Frank [Haith] for a while and he's a good guy and I think he'll do a good job with him."

"They came down to see one of my other kids and they saw him," he said. "He then went and did some research and watched them play and he said he liked their style of play. He liked everything about their area."

During his sophomore season, Ngirabakunzi averaged 13 points and seven rebounds.

"He's a 6-9, 6-10 kid that can run off screens and he shoots the ball really well," Jones said. "He's a big time shooter. He can shoot the lights out."

Ngirabakunki, a 2011 prospect, plans to play with MBA Hoops on the AAU circuit.


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