G- 33 Jack McClinton
G- 15 Denis Clemente
G- 12 Anthony Harris
F- 32 Brian Asbury
C- 21 Dwayne Collins
Jack McClinton - A transfer from Siena, McClinton made an impact the first day he took the court and he has continued his strong play all season.
The 6-foot-1 guard is averaging 16 points per game, and he leads the conference in free throw percentage (90.8), three-point percentage (43.7), and three-pointers made (2.70).
FIGHTING THROUGH THE INJURY BUG
The Hurricane frontcourt has kept team athletic trainer Garrick Edwards busy this season. Senior center Anthony King (wrist), junior forward Fabio Nass (knee) and sophomore forward Adrian Thomas (abdominal injury) are out for the season with injuries while sophomore forward Jimmy Graham could miss the remainder of the regular season with a broken hand suffered Jan. 10 at Maryland. Combined those four post players accounted for 14.9 points and 15.5 rebounds, led by King, an All-ACC candidate who was leading the league in rebounding (9.3) prior to his injury.
CRASHING THE BOARDS
Miami has out-rebounded opponents in 10 different games this season. The Hurricanes are 8-2 when outrebounding teams compared to a 1-11 mark when failing to get more rebounds than the opposition. The only two teams Miami has out-rebounded and lost to were Northwestern (Nov. 28) and Florida State (Jan. 20).
PLAYING ABOVE THE RIM
Miami has recorded 58 dunks this season (2.5 per game). Last season the Hurricanes recorded 62 dunks (1.8 per game). In 2003-04 the Hurricanes recorded 90 dunks (3.0 per game) marking the most since 1988-89 (111). Freshman center Dwayne Collins leads the team with 32 dunks on the season (1.4 per game) which is the highest individual total since Tim James recorded 38 (1.3 per game) during the 1998-99 season.
SOUTH FLORIDA STARTERS
This season against Stetson (12-16-06) head coach Frank Haith started sophomore Denis Clemente (Miami Calusa Prep), sophomore Brian Asbury (South Miami) and freshman Dwayne Collins (Miami Senior) marking the first time since the program's rebirth in 1985 that three players from Dade County high schools have been in the same starting line-up.
In Miami's win over Massachusetts (1-2-07) Haith also started senior Keaton Copeland (Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) marking the first time that four south Florida players have been in the same starting line-up. A player from South Florida has taken 51 of the possible 115 starting positions Miami has taken to the floor with in 23 games this season.
EXCELLING IN THE CLASSROOM
Following the conclusion of last season, Brian Asbury, Jimmy Graham and Adrian Thomas were all named to the 2006 ACC All-Academic Basketball team giving the Hurricanes more honorees then any other team in the league.
McClinton ....... Asbury
Harris ....... Collins
Clemente ....... Hicks