Jim Larrañaga and the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team have picked up their first commitment in the 2023 offseason by way of 6-foot-7 Switzerland guard Kyshawn George.
The 19-year-old, who last played in France for Élan Chalon in the Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB) second tier, averaged 17.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists while shooting 44.3% from the field and 33.3% from behind the arc for Élan Chalon’s under-21 team in 12 appearances. He also appeared 22 times for Chalon’s top team in Pro B.
George, who has grown from 5-foot-7 to 6-foot-7 in the previous three and a half years, will join a Miami squad that made history this season by reaching the Final Four for the first time in school history before succumbing to eventual national champions UConn in the national semifinal, 72-59.
With the losses of Miami’s two highest scorers from last season’s squad, Isaiah Wong (16.2 points per game) and Jordan Miller (15.3 points per game), to the NBA Draft, a large scoring void will need to be filled, and George might be the ideal solution for Larrañaga’s team.
The Swiss guard is a smooth scorer around the basket who uses his length to his advantage. George also possesses the ability to stretch the defense out with his three-ball and has great court vision, which enables him to find open teammates for easy buckets.
This past season for the Elks, George put up a career-high 35-point performance in a 102-77 road win against Aix-Maurienne’s U21 squad, where he also had 6 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one block. He was also extremely efficient from the field during the contest, shooting 72.2% from the floor, going 8-of-10 from the two and 5-of-8 from behind the arc.
As the Hurricanes’ second commit in this year’s class, George will join Miami’s lone signee thus far in the 2023 cycle, Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep High School big man Michael Nwoko.
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