CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Shane Larkin is the son of a major league Hall of Famer, and the Miami Hurricanes are delighted he decided to play basketball instead of baseball.
A sophomore this season, Larkin has blossomed into perhaps the best point guard in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He's a major reason the Hurricanes are ranked No. 8 and take a 9-0 league record into Saturday's game against North Carolina.
Following road victories last week over North Carolina State and Virginia Tech, Larkin was chosen the Oscar Robertson national player of the week and the ACC player of the week.
His father, Barry Larkin, was an All-Star shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds. These days the elder Larkin enjoys making the four-hour trip from his home in Orlando to attend Hurricanes games.

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