In 2017-18, head coach Jim Larrañaga will begin his seventh year at the helm in Coral Gables. Recording a 21-12 overall record, Miami played in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments for the first time since going to three straight from 1997-98 to 1999-2000. Over the course of the season, the Hurricanes defeated three ranked teams, downing No. 9/6 North Carolina, No. 10/11 Duke in Coral Gables, and No. 18/19 Virginia on the road. This marked the third-straight year and the fifth time in Larrañaga’s six seasons the Canes defeated two top 15 teams. Key returners from the 2016-17 campaign include sophomore guard Bruce Brown and senior guard Ja'Quan Newton. Brown finished his freshman year averaging 11.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, while Newton is the Canes’ top returning scorer and passer after averaging 13.5 points and 3.4 assists per game. Overall, seven out of nine scholarship players are returning from the 2016-17 roster, including two of the top three scorers and the top two passers from last season. Those seven players accounted for 68.1-percent of the Canes' scoring, 65.4-percent of rebounds, 74.8-percent of assists, 68.8-percent of blocks, 73.2-percent of steals, 68.4-percent of field goals made and 62.2-percent of 3-pointers made. Larrañaga and his staff also welcome three top-100 players from the 2017 class in McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-American guard Lonnie Walker IV (No. 12) and Jordan Brand Classic Regional Team honorees guard Chris Lykes (No. 46) and forward Deng Gak (No. 92). New Zealander Sam Waardenburg also joins the class, and practiced with the team during the spring.

Team Roster

  # Player Name Pos Class  
  0 Ja'Quan Newton G SR  
  1 Dejan Vasiljevic G SO  
  2 Chris Lykes G FR  
  3 Anthony Lawrence II G JR  
  4 Lonnie Walker IV G FR  
  5 Mike Robinson G JR  
  10 Miles Wilson G SO  
  11 Bruce Brown Jr. G SO  
  14 Rodney Miller Jr. C SO  
  15 Ebuka Izundu C JR  
  20 Dewan Huell F SO  
  21 Sam Waardenburg F FR  
  22 Deng Gak F FR  
  35 Chris Stowell F SR