Junior Erik Swoope, senior Julian Gamble and sophomore Shane Larkin of the Miami men’s basketball team laugh onstage during a “thank you” ceremony Wednesday night at the Rock. Monica Herndon // Assistant Photo Editor
Coach Jim Larranaga signs a basketball for a fan at Category 5’s “thank you” ceremony Wednesday evening on the Rock. Holly Bensur // Staff Photographer
Junior Erik Swoope, senior Julian Gamble and sophomore Shane Larkin of the Men’s Basketball team laugh onstage during a thank you ceremony hosted by Category 5. Coach Larranaga and the team were presented with a plaque and a basketball signed with messages from the students. Larranaga thanked the students for their high attendence this season by suggesting that they were the “6th man on the team.” Monica Herndon // Assistant Photo Editor
Jim Larranaga – the AP National Coach of the Year – and the Hurricanes were presented a plaque and a basketball signed with messages from supporters.
Larranaga spoke at the ceremony, which was hosted by Category 5, and thanked students for their attendance this season. He dubbed the packed student section Miami’s “sixth man on the team.”
The basketball team will appear at the Miami baseball game against Clemson at 7 p.m. Saturday night to throw out the first pitch. Fans can also greet the players and get autographs after the pitch.