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Miami Looking For Leadership From K-State Transfer

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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami/AP) — The last time the Miami Hurricanes basketball team had a star at point guard, they won the ACC Championship.

It appears that the Hurricanes once again have a top-tier point guard, though the youngster may have to get used to living in a different kind of environment than what he's been used to.

Now that junior transfer Angel Rodriguez is manning the point for the Hurricanes instead of Kansas State, he does his grocery shopping unrecognized.

Rodriguez was a celebrity in Manhattan, Kansas, where he helped the Wildcats to the Big 12 co-championship in 2013. But the college town of 56,000 is a little different from Miami, Rodriguez notes with a smile.

He says attending Kansas State was a great experience, but he wanted to be closer to his family in Puerto Rico. So he transferred to Miami, sat out last season and is now poised to start at point guard for a young and small but promising Hurricanes team.

He walks across campus unnoticed, but that could change if his season goes the way the Hurricanes hope.

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