Today is Wednesday February 6th, here are five things to know in Miami Sports.
1.National Signing Day:
Today is national signing for high school athletes. The “U” and other local colleges are hoping to get the best available talent. The Canes are especially hoping four-star defensive end from Four Laudredale, Cardinal Gibbons announces his commitment to the “U”. He is currently committed to Alabama. Another name Miami is looking to add is four-star corner out of Alabama, Christian Williams. He is currently a Bama commit, however many believe he will commit officially to the Canes or LSU. Five-star wide receiver, George Pickens still has UM in his mix, however he is still expected to commit to Auburn or opt for another SEC school.
2.Curtis Granderson signed by Marlins:
In case you missed it yesterday, the Miami Marlins came to terms with former all-star, Curtis Granderson. Granderson signed a one-year, minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Granderson hit .242 with 13 home-runs for the Brewers and Blue Jays last season. Granderson is a three-time all-star and a former Silver Slugger.
3. Panthers drop game to Blues:
The Florida Panthers lost a heart-breaker, Tuesday night in Miami. The Panthers lead the Blues 1-0 for two periods, before allowing three unanswered goals in the third. The Panthers were out shot, 34-24. Florida drops to 21-22-8 on the year. Their next game is Thursday against the Penguins.
4. Heat top Blazers:
The Heat were up in the Pacific Northwest Tuesday night in Portland to face the Trailblazers. Miami won 118-108. Hassan Whiteside collected a double-double with 28 points and 11 boards. D-Wade came off the bench, and contributed 22 points. The Heat are back in action Friday night against the Sacramento Kings.
5.Hurricanes Men’s Hoops in Action:
The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team is in action tonight hosting Notre Dame. Miami is coming off a road loss to third ranked, Virginia. Notre Dame is coming off a road victory against Boston College. Miami is currently favored to win by -3.5.