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    Sweeping Through The Nation | Miami Basketball



    Game: College Hoops 2K8
    Half Length: 15 Minutes
    Sliders: MOP
    Console: PS3

    Recruiting Restrictions:
    - Can only recruit two Junior College recruits per season
    - Can only recruit two International recruits per season
    - Cannot take back scholarship offers

    Disclaimer: I love CH2K8. I've tried doing a new dynasty on here multiple times but always fail to go pass the first couple of games. Why? This is why. I have/had a Miami Hurricane dynasty over on another site and it went deep. How deep? I just recently signed the top player in America with Miami. So yes, starting over simply isn't something that appealed to me. Since its not practical to post the whole 'chise again over here [it's five seasons in], I'll just post the link and hopefully some of you will take the time to read back through it. If not, then you could just breeze through the season recaps and get caught up to where we are at right now. Enjoy.

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    Dynasty Central



    Season Recaps
    2012: 21-11 // NCAA Second Round
    2013: 28-5 // NCAA Sweet Sixteen
    2014: 21-7 // NCAA Second Round
    2015: 22-10 // NCAA Second Round
    2016: 28-6 // NCAA Second Round
    2017: 32-7 // NCAA Championship Game
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    Miami Hurricanes Shrine Room



    Individual Awards
    G Durand Scott, 2012 // John R. Wooden Award
    G Durand Scott, 2012 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
    G Durand Scott, 2013 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
    HC Jim Larranaga, 2013 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year
    F Nic Johnston, 2015 // Wayman Tisdale Award
    F Nic Johnston, 2015 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year
    G Artie Temple, 2016 // Wayman Tisdale Award
    F Nic Johnston, 2016 // NABC Defensive Player of the Year
    HC Jim Larranga, 2016 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year
    F Nic Johnston, 2016 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
    G Artie Temple, 2016 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year
    G Wahab Bigby, 2017 // Wayman Tisdale Award
    G Wahab Bigby, 2017 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
    G Wahab Bigby, 2017 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year
    HC Jim Larranga, 2017 // Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year

    All-American Selections
    G Durand Scott, 2012 // 1st Team
    G Durand Scott, 2013 // 2nd Team
    F Nic Johnston, 2015 // Freshman
    G Shane Larkin, 2016 // 1st Team
    G Artie Temple, 2016 // Freshman
    G Wahab Bigby, 2017 // Freshman

    All-Conference Selections
    G Durand Scott, 2012 // 1st Team
    C Reggie Johnson, 2012 // 1st Team
    G Durand Scott, 2013 // 1st Team
    C Reggie Johnson, 2013 // 2nd Team
    C Kenny Kadji, 2014 // 1st Team
    G Shane Larkin, 2014 // 2nd Team
    G Shane Larkin, 2015 // 2nd Team
    F Nic Johnston, 2015 // Freshman
    G Shane Larkin, 2016 // 1st Team
    G Artie Temple, 2016 // 1st Team // Freshman
    F Nic Johnston, 2016 // 1st Team
    G Wahab Bigby, 2017 // 1st Team // Freshman
    G Artie Temple, 2017 // 1st Team
    F Nic Johnston, 2017 // 2nd Team

    Conference Championships
    2013 // ACC Champion
    2014 // ACC Champion
    2016 // ACC Tournament Champion

    Conference Leaders
    G Durand Scott, 2012 // Top Scorer
    C Reggie Johnson, 2012 // Top Rebounder
    G Shane Larkin, 2014 // Most Assists
    G Shane Larkin, 2015 // Most Assists
    G Shane Larkin, 2016 // Most Steals
    G Artie Temple, 2016 // Top Scorer
    F Nic Johnston, 2016 // Top Rebounder
    G Wahab Bigby, 2017 // Most Assist
    G Artie Temple, 2017 // Most Steals

    League Leaders
    G Shane Larkin, 2014 // Most Assists
    G Shane Larkin, 2015 // Most Assists

    Team Leaders
    2011-2012
    Top Scorer: G Durand Scott, Jr. // 20.7 PPG
    Most Steals: G Malcolm Grant, Sr. // 1.9 STL
    Most Rebounds: C Reggie Johnson, Jr. // 9.5 RPG
    Most Blocks: C Reggie Johnson, Jr. // 1.2 BPG
    3PT Leader: G Garrius Adams, Sr. // 50.0%
    Top FT%: F Trey McKinney-Jones, Jr. // 86.4%
    Most Assists: G Malcolm Grant, Sr. // 4.8 APG

    2012-2013
    Top Scorer: G Durand Scott, Sr. // 21.4 PPG
    Most Steals: G Durand Scott, Sr. // 1.8 STL
    Most Rebounds: C Reggie Johnson, Sr. // 8.0 RPG
    Most Blocks: F Kenny Kadji, Jr. // 1.1 BPG
    3PT Leader: F Trey McKinney-Jones, Sr. // 46.5%
    Top FT%: F Justin Grundy, Fr. // 83.3%
    Most Assists: G Shane Larkin, Fr. // 3.9 APG

    2013-2014
    Top Scorer: F Kenny Kadji, Sr. // 15.7 PPG
    Most Steals: G Shane Larkin, So. // 1.5 STL
    Most Rebounds: F Kenny Kadji, Sr. // 9.5 RPG
    Most Blocks: F Kenny Kadji, Sr. // 1.4 BPG
    3PT Leader: G Shane Larkin, So. // 34.8%
    Top FT%: G Rion Brown, Sr. // 87.0%
    Most Assists: G Shane Larkin, So. // 10.8 APG

    2014-2015
    Top Scorer: F Nic Johnston, Fr. // 20.6 PPG
    Most Steals: G Shane Larkin, Jr. // 1.3 STL
    Most Rebounds: F Nic Johnston, Fr. // 9.5 RPG
    Most Blocks: C Nate Carey, So. // 1.3 BPG
    3PT Leader: F Rickey Barton, Jr. // 40.0%
    Top FT%: G Tre Law, So. // 87.5%
    Most Assists: G Shane Larkin, Jr. // 9.8 APG

    2015-2016
    Top Scorer: G Artie Temple, Fr. // 17.6 PPG
    Most Steals: G Shane Larkin, Sr. // 2.1 STL
    Most Rebounds: F Nic Johnston, So. // 9.3 RPG
    Most Blocks: C Nate Carey, Jr. // 1.5 BPG
    3PT Leader: G Jamaicus Slaughter, Sr. // 47.9%
    Top FT%: G Shane Larkin, Sr. // 84.7%
    Most Assists: G Shane Larkin, Sr. // 9.8 APG

    2016-2017
    Top Scorer: G Wahab Bigby, Fr. // 17.7 PPG
    Most Steals: G Artie Temple, So. // 2.2 SPG
    Most Rebounds: F Nic Johnston, Jr. // 7.6 RPG
    Most Blocks: C Nate Carey, Sr. // 1.3 BPG
    3PT Leader: G Hatila Rodriguez, Sr. // 45.0%
    Top FT%: G Rene Irvin, Fr. // 87.5%
    Most Assists: G Wahab Bigby, Fr. // 5.8 APG
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    NCAA Legacy Central



    Final Four Teams
    2012: [1] Kentucky, [1] Xavier, [2] Pittsburgh, [4] UConn
    2013: [1] Florida, [4] Marquette, [1] Kentucky, [5] Ohio State
    2014: [5] UCLA, [4] Michigan State, [1] Louisville, [6] Cincinnati
    2015: [4] Texas, [4] Florida State, [1] Notre Dame, [3] Washington
    2016: [11] Texas A&M, [6] East Carolina, [5] Pittsburgh, [6] Oklahoma
    2017: [1] Notre Dame, [4] California, [1] Miami, [5] Florida

    National Champions // Runner Up
    2012: [2] Pittsburgh // [4] UConn
    2013: [1] Kentucky // [1] Florida
    2014: [1] Louisville // [4] Michigan State
    2015: [4] Texas // [1] Notre Dame
    2016: [5] Pittsburgh // [11] Texas A&M
    2017: [4] California // [1] Miami

    John R. Wooden Award Winner
    2012: G Durand Scott, Miami // 20.7 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.7 SPG
    2013: F Richard Kuskis, Arizona State // 25.8 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.1 SPG
    2014: F Kyle Wiltjer, Kentucky // 26.4 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.7 APG, 2.1 BPG
    2015: G Christian Kabongo, New Mexico State // 32.2 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.3 BPG
    2016: C Wilder Kahrimanovic, Temple // 28.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.2 SPG, 2.4 BPG
    2017: F Herb Schwartz, Kansas // 22.6 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 2.2 BPG

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    So what's the story with the rosters?

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    Look How Far They Came: The University of Miami's Rise PART I


    Picture: Miami head coach Jim Larranaga [L] and point guard Shane Larkin [R, #0] have been one of the pillars of Miami's rise


    Look How Far They Came: The University of Miami's Rise PART I
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    The U is back. And we're not talking about their football either. Jim Larranaga took the Miami gig on April 2011, eager to make the jump from the A-10 to the almighty ACC.

    Larranaga was a successful coach at George Mason but after all, it was George Mason. Yes, he did lead the team to the memorable Final Four run nearly a decade ago but as optimistic as the hire was, it seemed like the University of Miami brought in the lovable coach from Brooklyn that was the face of a Cindarela run mostly to change the culture and the face of Miami.

    Their previous coach, Frank Haith, bolted to Missouri where he would have a successful season in his first year with the Tigers. What he left behind at Miami was a program in shambles as the Nevin Shapiro scandal broke and would loom over the program for the coming years. As if Miami didn't already have obstacles bringing in top recruits already, they were held hostage as an NCAA investigation went underway.

    Surely as a Miami fan, you weren't expecting a quick turn around. Definitely not one that would have you make the tournament four years in a row. That's exactly what the fans got.

    2012 Season: The Boys are Back In Town

    Record: 20-10
    Result: Lost in Second Round
    Leading Scorer: G Durand Scott, Sr. -- 21.4 PPG
    Leading Passer: G Shane Larkin, Fr. -- 3.9 APG
    Leading Rebounder: C Reggie Johnson, Sr. - 8.0 RPG

    Miami got off to a hot start, beating quality opponents like Purdue and Ole Miss early on to jump to a seven-and-one record. Conference play started with a bang, with the team defeating Georgia Tech, North Carolina and fifteenth ranked NC State at the buzzer to crack the Top 25. The team went on to struggle as they faced a tough slate of opponents such as Duke, Florida State and Virginia Tech and their record fell down to 14-8 and it looked like the same ole' Miami. Then the Duke game happened.

    "The whole time -- as the second ticked off," said former Miami Hurricanes center Reggie Johnson, "I couldn't believe it was real. The buzzer went off and the fans stormed the court but we couldn't believe it. It didn't hit me until we got back and the whole campus was buzzing,"

    Miami, now unranked, pulled off one of the upsets of the year; crushing #4 Duke 99-81 behind Durand Scott's twenty-seven points and Reggie Johnson's twenty five. The win would catapult the team the team into a strong season; finishing at 18-8 and making the team's first NCAA appearance in almost a decade.

    "As a senior," said former Hurricane point guard Malcolm Grant, "it was hard to leave because I knew something special was happening but I was proud to be part of that kick-off season,"

    The team made the NCAA Tournament, crushing ACC foe Boston College in the first round before falling to rival Ohio State in the next round 78-76, as Durand Scott missed the game winner.

    As disappointing of an ending as it was, it was a great start of the Larranaga era. Junior guard Durand Scott won the Wooden award among many others as college basketball's best player, averaging over twenty points per game and two steals. With the majority of the starting lineup coming back, the team seemed destined for another run.

    2013 Season: It's Durand's World

    Record: 28-5
    Result: Lost in Third Round
    Leading Scorer: G Durand Scott, Jr. -- 20.7 PPG
    Leading Passer: G Malcolm Grant, Sr. - 4.8 APG
    Leading Rebounder: C Reggie Johnson, Jr. - 9.5 RPG

    While Miami returned four of it's five starters from the previous seasons, many fans worried about the recruiting class coming in. It featured only three players; two three-star prospects and one two-star prospect. Miami would have to rely on its experience and it had plenty of that, with the team consisting mostly of seniors. None more talented then the incumbent National Player of the Year, guard Durand Scott.

    "Durand scrapped the surface his junior year," said coach Larranaga of the current Boston Celtics player, "we knew he had a lot more in the tank and were really excited to just hand him over the keys, jump on his back and let him lead us."

    After getting off to a solid 4-1 start, Miami got their revenge on Ohio State, who had bounced them out in the tournament last season, beating the Buckeyes and holding them to just twenty eight points. Then, the Durand Scott party started.

    He kicked it off with a twenty-three point performance against North Carolina to kick off conference play with a win. Soon followed by twenty-four points against Xavier, twenty-one points against Virginia and then came the twenty-three points against Maryland -- with the last three being the game winner with just 0.01 seconds to spare.

    "That was his 'I'm here' game," said current Miami guard Shane Larkin, "it was just give it to Durand and he'll make it happen."

    And he did make it happen. He went on to score twenty seven against NC State, thirty three against Georgia Tech, twenty two against Virginia Tech and twenty one against Clemson as he hit another game winner; leading Miami to its highest ranking in decade, going as high as #2 in the polls as Miami once again made the tournament, this time as a number one seed.

    "We couldn't believe it," said Kenny Kadji, former Miami forward.

    Durand scored twenty six points in the opener as Miami once again cruised to an easy first round win, this time over Hartford. In the second round, they were pitted against the VCU Rams, led by Shaka Smart. Many thought the Rams pressured defense and full court trap would bother Durand Scott and Miami's offense but Scott had one of his most efficient games of the season; twenty points on sixty percent shooting as the Hurricanes easily downed the Rams, 72-40.

    Then came a rematch against Ohio State. The Hurricanes had beaten the Buckeyes earlier in the season but there was still bitter taste in their mouth from last year's early exit. However, Durand Scott once again struggled tremendously against Jordan Sibert and DeShaun Thomas. Scott went six-of-fifteen as the Buckeyes scored forty points in the second half to once again oust the 'Canes.


    Part II coming soon....
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    Quote Originally Posted by djp73 View Post
    So what's the story with the rosters?
    It's 2016. So, everyone is gone. I will be posting articles and "flashbacks" to the best games off this 'chise so you guys can get a feel for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by joshrmlb View Post
    Good to see this 'chise on this site. I followed it on DSS. Following for sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Back to following this of course.
    Nice to have you guys here.

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