In one of the most anticipated match ups off the year, upstart Miami will travel to traditional power Duke on Saturday. As far as experience goes, Miami has a decided advantage. Whereas, Duke has the more highly rated prospects coming out of high school.
Shane Larkin has well out played his ranking.
Here is a statistical and ranking breakdown for both rosters:
Shane Larkin 13.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 2.1 spg, 0.1 bpg, 2.2 tpg in 36.1 mpg
The sophomore was ranked No. 102 in the 2011 RSCI. Larkin’s impressive play this year has proved him to have been grossly under ranked.
Durand Scott 13.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.7spg, 0.0 bpg, 2.1 tpg in 34.5 mpg
The senior was ranked No. 26 in the 2009 RSCI. Scott’s ranking might have been a tad too high, but he is performing like a solid four-star prospect this season.
Kenny Kadji 13.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.4 spg, 1.4 bpg, 1.9 tpg in 29.1 mpg
The fifth year senior was ranked No. 36 in the 2008 RSCI. Kadji played beneath his ranking for much of his career, but now he is playing above his ranking and like a five-star.
Trey McKinney Jones 9.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.9spg, 0.0 bpg, 1.1 tpg in 30.3 mpg
The fifth year senior was not ranked in the top 161 of the 2008 RSCI. McKinney Jones is certainly playing better than a prospect who missed out entirely on the rankings
Reggie Johnson 8.8 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.4 spg, 1.3 bpg, 2.3 tpg in 23.5 mpg
The fifth year senior was not ranked in the top 161 of the 2008 RSCI. Johnson is in the same boat as McKinney Jones.
Julian Gamble 6.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.2 apg, 0.5 spg, 1.9 bpg, 0.8 tpg in 20.4 mpg
The sixth year senior was ranked No. 164 in the 2007 RSCI. It has been a long road for Gamble, but he is making a contribution more like a four-star than a three-star.
Rion Brown 6.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.4 spg, 0.1 bpg, 0.6 tpg in 22.6 mpg
The junior was ranked No. 67 in the 2010 RSCI. Brown hasn’t quite found his stride as a midrange four-star prospect.
Seth Curry 17.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.8 spg,0.2 bpg, 1.3 tpg in 31 mpg
The fifth year senior was not ranked in the top 161 of the 2008 RSCI. Like Reggie Johnson, Curry has played more like a four-star, if not five-star, than an unranked prospect.
Mason Plumlee 17.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1l0 spg, 1.6 bpg, 3.0 tpg in 34.6 mpg
The senior was ranked No. 18 in the 2009 RSCI. Plumlee has performed up to his ranking this season.
Quinn Cook 12.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.4apg, 1.6 spg, 0.1 bpg, 2.4 tpg in 33.4 mpg
The sophomore was ranked No. 29 in the 2011 RSCI. After a shaky freshman season, Cook is beginning to approach his ranking with his play.
Rasheed Sulaimon 12.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.1 bpg, 1.4 tpg in 30.1 mpg
The freshman was ranked No. 15 in the 2012 RSCI. Sulaimon has delivered as a five-star prospect.
Amile Jefferson 4.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.4 spg, 0.6 bpg, 0.4 tpg in 14.0 mpg
The freshman was ranked No. 25 in the 2012 RSCI. Jefferson hasn’t found his stride yet as a top 25 prospect.
Tyler Thornton 3.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.1 bpg, 1.1 tpg in 21.6 mpg
The junior was ranked No. 144 in the 2010 RSCI. Thornton has pretty much provided what you would expect from a lower ranked three-star prospect.
Josh Hairston 2.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.1 spg, 0.2 bpg, 0.5 tpg in 13.4 mpg
The junior was ranked No. 33 in the 2010 RSCI. Hairston has yet to live up to his advanced billing.
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