Former DePaul Blue Demon, Donnavan Kirk, is taking his talents back to south beach. Kirk will play his fifth season and will most likely finish his collegiate career there as well.
Miami has picked up DePaul transfer Donnavan Kirk, per source. Big man can play his final year ASAP.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 12, 2013
Kirk began his career with the Hurricanes but only played in four games during the 2009-2010 season due to a severe injury. He was given a medical red shirt for that year and played his freshman season during 2010-2011.
After just averaging 2.7 points in 9.5 minutes per game, Kirk decided to transfer to DePaul midway through the season.
Because DePaul uses quarters instead of semesters (weird, I know) Kirk found the loophole and became eligible just two games in the 2011-2012 season.
He spent two years in Chicago averaging 6.2. points and 3.9 rebounds per game this past season.
Because Kirk already graduated from DePaul, he’ll be eligible to play by receiving a graduate transfer exception.
This is good news for Jim Larranaga’s ‘Canes. With Kenny Kadaji, Reggie Johnson and Julian Gamble gone, they will benefit from utilizing Kirk in the front court. Kirk may get some more minutes, more than what he’s used to and if all goes well, he could possibly be a lottery pick in a future NBA draft.