In a picture posted to his Instagram account, Larkin thanked his teammates and coaches for making this a special season. Miami lost to Marquette in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, capping a season in which the Hurricanes won both the ACC regular season and tournament titles.
"Regardless of what future decisions I make this has honestly been the best year of my life," Larkin wrote. "Thank you to my teammates, coaches and most importantly all of the fans for the support. I will forever be grateful for every moment shared with you all. This season was magical and something I will remember for the rest of my life. Im blessed to be a Miami Hurricane and represent the U! Thank you!!!!"
It would be foolish to assume Larkin is definitely NBA-bound based a letter that is vague and doesn't specify his intents, but the tone in which it is written makes it feel like a goodbye.
Larkin averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 assists as a sophomore, making a strong case for himself as the nation's second-best point guard behind only Michigan's Trey Burke by the end of the season. His slight stature would be a concern for NBA scouts, but his outside shooting, quickness and decision making coming off ball screens are all assets that would make him a potential first-round pick.Read More »from Did Shane Larkin hint he’s leaving Miami early to enter the NBA draft?