It seems that Hall of Famer, Barry Larkin has passed down some of his athleticism onto his son. Shane, who plays basketball for the Miami Hurricanes, has been making his own mark in the sports world. Larkin, a young sophomore, serves as Miami’s point guard has people talking.
“Shane Larkin is probably the key to the team,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton says. “I think he’s the best point guard in the league because he makes very few mistakes, he knows his role, he has an unselfish spirit and the ball is safe in his hands,” Hamilton says.
The Hurricanes have a 9-0 record in the ACC and are currently ranked No. 8 in the nation. Larkin has been making moves on the court, creating pretty solid stats. Five steals against North Carolina, five assists and no turnovers in the win over Boston College, and a 41- percent 3-point shooting average makes Larkin an all-around player.
Larkin, who grew up the son of a shortstop around the greats like Pete Rose and Tony Perez, tried his hand at baseball. But after a Little League Coach criticized him, young Larkin gave up baseball for good.
“It kind of crushed me,” says his father, Barry Larkin. “I laugh about it now, but I’ll tell you, I was bent out of shape about it.”
With crowds filling up the Hurricanes’ arena, Larkin is stepping up to the plate.