The 2014-15 season was one that was full of ups and downs for the Miami Hurricanes. They opened the season with eight straight victories, and scored a massive road win over Duke in just their second conference game of the season. The Hurricanes also lost to Green Bay and Eastern Kentucky in non-conference play. The Colonels beat the Hurricanes by 28.
Miami’s up and down season had its effects on its players, as well. Point guard Manu Lecomte had his own share of ups-and-downs over the course of the 2014-15 season. On Thursday, he indicated that he was leaving the Hurricanes’ program, and would transfer elsewhere in the NCAA.
Lecomte, a 5’11”, 159-pound point guard out of Brussels, Belgium, averaged 7.9 points and 1.8 assists per game this past year. He started in 23 games for the Hurricanes, and averaged 22.8 minutes per contest over the course of the season.
Lecomte had his struggles this past season, and those ups-and-downs were on display in the NIT. He averaged 17.5 points over the team’s first two tournament games, against North Carolina Central and Alabama. However, in the team’s last three games, Lecomte only appeared in 35 minutes total over those three games. In those games, he only recorded 5 points on combined 1-of-6 shooting.
On the year, he only averaged 1.1 turnovers per contest, which will bode well for him as he looks for a new home. Lecomte has two years of eligibility remaining.
For Miami, it’s likely that they won’t miss a beat with the loss of Lecomte. They are expected to return every other key piece from the 2014-15 team that won 25 games and advanced to the NIT finals. Add in Anthony Lawrence, Jr, a talented freshman recruit out of Saint Petersburg, FL, and the Hurricanes look to be in great shape moving forward.
Freshman guard Deandre Burnett is also transferring out of Miami.