Canes rebuild backcourt in recruiting 

August, 7, 2013
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The Miami Hurricanes backcourt is now solidified for years to come.

Head coach Jim Larranaga landed a commitment from ESPN 100 point guard Ja'Quan Newton (Philadelphia/Neumann-Goretti) on Wednesday, just two days after shooting guard James Palmer (Washington, D.C./St. John’s) popped for the Hurricanes to start the week.

Newton and Palmer join ESPN 100 swingman Adonys Henriquez, who committed last December, in a recruiting class that is now ranked No. 6 in the nation for 2014.

And when you add the three 2014 commitments to the six recruits Miami signed in the Class of 2013, Larranaga and his staff have essentially rebuilt three-quarters of the roster in the last year.

The Canes aren’t done recruiting in the 2014 class, either. While the backcourt is set for the foreseeable future, they’d still like to add a boost to their frontcourt before all is said and done.

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Geoff Burke/USA TODAY SportsESPN 100 PG Ja'Quan Newton is a key piece of Miami's backcourt rebuilding job.
But make no mistake about it, Miami has done a remarkable job rebuilding its backcourt and is now as well positioned as any school in the ACC for the next four years -- not just with a wealth of talent and versatility but also with a series of individual pieces that fit together in a potentially precise way.