Coral Gables – Head coach Jim Larranaga made a recruiting splash as he signed Toronto big man Michael Nwoko. The 6-foot-10, 240 pounder is a forward/center and is rated among the top big men in the 2023 class.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michael to the Miami basketball program. He is a versatile big with great size, athletic ability, low-post scoring skill and a knack for rebounding the ball,” Larranaga said. “Michael comes from winning high school and AAU programs. He has been coached and mentored well, and is on an upward trajectory. He continues to get better and is a terrific fit for our program. We are eager to welcome Michael and his family to The U.”
Nwoko played internationally for Canada in the FIBA U18 Americas Championship and helped them to a 3-2 record and a third-place finish. He averaged 12 points and 8 boards per game while shooting 66 percent from the floor. Nwoko committed to the Canes over Georgia Tech, Providence, UCLA and Vanderbilt.
The 2022-23 Hurricanes resume play Friday at 7 p.m. when they host UNC Greensboro at the Watsco Center, with action set to be televised live on ACC Network Extra.