Canes in the NBA Draft: Mike McCoy
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.
|Mike McCoy||1963||Detroit Pistons||3rd Round-21st overall|
|Mike McCoy was the 21st player selected in the 1963 NBA draft, by the Detroit Pistons.
McCoy was a 7-footer who played for the Hurricanes from 1959-63, helping the Canes their first postseason games, a pair of NIT appearances in 1961 and 1963 and the first NCAA tournament appearance, in 1960. Following his career, he was the school’s third-leading scorer with 1,231 points and second-best rebounder with 857 caroms, earning him a first-team selection to the Hurricane’s All-Time Team. He notched 27 20-point games in his UM career, was UM’s leading scorer in 1961-62 and 1962-63, and led the team in rebounding in 1961-62. McCoy’s 19.8 points per game in 1963 were the school’s third-most at the time, and 554 points the same year were second-best in UM history. In 1963, McCoy scored 48 points against Rollins, the most ever tallied by a Hurricane to that point.
|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.|