Canes in the NBA Draft: Dick Miani
With the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, HurricaneSports.com will count down the days with features on each former UM player selected on draft day.
|Dick Miani||1956||New York Knicks||Knicks’ 10th selection|
|Dick Miani was Miami’s first basketball player to be taken in the NBA Draft, the Knicks’ 10th selection of the 1956 Draft. Miani played for the Hurricanes from 1952-56, scoring 1,042 points, placing him No. 30 on Miami’s all-time scoring list. He was the second Hurricane to score 1,000 points, led the team in scoring in both 1955 and 1956, and recorded 18 20-point games in his UM career. At the conclusion of his time at The U, Miani scattered his name around UM’s career, season and game record books. Miani was second in total points in a career (1,042), and tops in free throws made (258). In season records, he scored 511 in 1956 for the most by a Cane (as of 1956), and his 19.7 ppg in 1956 was the second-most in a season. His 39 points against Florida Southern in 1956 were the third-most points scored in a game, his 35 points vs. Tulane were fifth and 31 against Tampa in 1955 were ninth. The 1960 media guide listed Miani on the All-Time Miami Basketball Team, giving him a second-team nod.|