Here is the capsule for tomorrow’s game. And if you missed it in today’s paper, some unfortunate Allan Chaney news at the end, in case you missed it in today’s paper. I have given you the full press release from High Point on the end of his career.
Virginia Tech at Miami
12:30 p.m. at BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Fla.
Records: Miami 5-4; Virginia Tech 6-3.
Last meeting: Miami won 78-58 at home on Feb. 27, 2013.
Va. Tech probable starters: F Jarell Eddie (18.8 ppg), F C.J. Barksdale (11.5 ppg), C Joey van Zegeren (4.1 ppg), G Devin Wilson (7.6 ppg), G Will Johnston (3.9 ppg).
Miami probable starters: F Donnavan Kirk (9.2 ppg), F James Kelly (9 ppg), G Davon Reed (8.9 ppg), G Rion Brown (13.8 ppg), G Garrius Adams (10.7 ppg).
Notes: This is the ACC opener for both teams. … Miami had to replace the top six scorers from last season’s ACC championship team, including Shane Larkin, and the team certainly misses them. The Hurricanes, who returned only four scholarship players, have lost to St. Francis (N.Y.), UCF, George Washington and Nebraska. They needed OT to beat Georgia Southern. … Miami has been held under 50 points in two of its past three games, the exception being a 60-57 win over Arizona State. … Miami has won five of the past six meetings in the series, including the last three. … Miami, the only ACC team with no returning starters, was picked 12th in the ACC preseason poll. … Kirk, a graduate student, has rejoined the Hurricanes after spending the past two seasons at DePaul. … Kelly is a junior-college transfer. … Tech’s Adam Smith and Ben Emelogu will both return to action today. Smith missed the last game with an injured calf, while Emelogu missed the past three games (concussion symptoms).
Allan Chaney, who resumed his basketball career at Big South member High Point last season after suffering a viral inflammation of his heart at Virginia Tech, will not play basketball again, according to a school p[ress release Friday.
Chaney collapsed at a Tech workout in 2010 and never played for the Hokies. But a special defibrilator was implanted in his chest in 2011, and he transferred to High Point and returned to action last season. But the defibrilator went off in a game last month. Chaney’s cardiologist has now advised the graduate student to end his career, the school statement said.
Here is the full statement:
HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point University men’s basketball player Allan Chaney will not resume his playing career due to health concerns. Chaney, an All-Conference forward, is a graduate student on track to receive his master’s degree in May.
“Allan has worked so hard to play the game that he loves so it’s devastating news for all of us, but we’re so thankful that he’s here, able to get his degree and pursue future goals,” said HPU head coach Scott Cherry. “Allan has done so much for our basketball program, helping us to our most successful season last year. He is still going to be part of our program moving forward and he’s going to be here as we try to achieve our goal of making it to the NCAA Tournament this season.”
Chaney overcame issues stemming from a heart virus while he was a student at Virginia Tech in 2010 to return to the court for High Point University as a graduate student for the 2012-13 season. His two-year recovery process included heart surgery and installation of an internal defibrillator by World-renown cardiologist Dr. Frank Marchlinski at the University of Pennsylvania. Marchlinski and HPU team doctors conducted extensive testing and cleared Chaney to play in 2012. Every precaution was taken by HPU staff and physicians to ensure Chaney’s health and safety since then.
After the defibrillator activated during HPU’s game on Nov. 24, Chaney met with physicians again and Marchlinski determined this week that Chaney should not resume his playing career.
“I’m thankful to my doctors here and in Philadelphia for the great medical care and I’m thankful to everyone at High Point University, especially Coach Cherry and the coaching staff, my teammates, Geoff Staton and all of the other athletic trainers,” said Chaney. “It’s great to be here. Playing basketball won’t be a part of my life going forward but I’m planning on working with kids and maybe coaching at some point.”
Chaney was recognized as a Millis Scholar-Athlete last year and will continue to pursue his master’s degree in Nonprofit Management at High Point University.
“I’m going to finish my degree and pursue starting a nonprofit organization to help children with heart problems like mine,” said Chaney. “It’s frustrating but I’ll be OK. I’ll move on and I’ll be here to support my team.”
Chaney is a Senior CLASS Award candidate this year, being recognized as one of 30 finalists for his notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
Chaney earned All-Conference honors and was named CBSSports.com<http://CBSSports.com> Comeback Player of the Year in 2012-13. He helped lead High Point to a 17-14 overall and 12-4 Big South record. HPU won the conference’s North Division title, the program’s first Big South title in men’s basketball. Chaney was picked to the Preseason All-Conference team and was averaging 18.3 points and 9.8 rebounds through the first four games this season.
The Panthers were picked No. 1 in the North Division of the Big South Preseason Poll. The team is currently 3-4 and is off until hosting a non-conference game against James Madison on Dec. 14 at the Millis Center.