Photo: Isaiah Wong; Credit: Luke Chaney
After its first Elite Eight run in program history, Miami’s men’s basketball team is looking to advance even further in what will be head coach Jim Larrañaga’s 12th season at UM.
The Hurricanes held their media day on Thursday and opened up the first hour of practice to the media. Here are three takeaways from the day.
1. Wooga Poplar is in line for a starting spot
Four of Miami’s five starting spots figured to be locked up already. Guards Isaiah Wong and Nijel Pack are expected to start in the backcourt together. Returning starter Jordan Miller, officially listed as a guard, and Arkansas State transfer Norchad Omier will most likely hold down UM’s frontcourt.
There is one vacancy in the lineup, small forward, and through watching Miami’s initial rotations in practice, it appears sophomore Wooga Poplar could be in line to fill the open spot on the wing.
Poplar is an explosive athlet