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Miami Lands French-Born Guard Paul Djobet



Photo Credit: From @PDjobet // Twitter

The Miami Hurricanes added their third freshman signee to their 2023 recruiting class on Friday morning, as French-born guard Paul Djobet announced his commitment to UM.

“We are happy to welcome Paul and his family into our program. Paul is a hard-working, competitive player who possesses tremendous length, a versatile skill set and great positional height,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said in a press release. “He has continued to polish his game and made impressive strides this past year. In addition, he is a humble individual who will mesh well with the culture we have created at The U. My staff and I believe Paul has excellent upside and a bright future at Miami.”

The 6-foot-7 guard averaged 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game last season and earned Sunshine Independent Athletic Association (SIAA) Player of the Year and First-Team All-State honors. He helped lead West Oak (Fla.) to a 21-9 record and an SIAA title game appearance, as well as the semifinals of The Grind Session World Championship, where West Oak lost by eight points to Prolific Prep (Calif.), featuring fellow Miami signee Michael Nwoko.

Djobet played for the Showtime Ballers on the AAU circuit.

Djobet chose Miami over offers from Troy, Chicago State, Kennesaw State, Northern Illinois and others. He is rated by ESPN as a four-star prospect and the No. 14 player in Florida.

“Paul Djobet made his mark last summer on the circuit. He owns a great frame at 6’7 with a 7’0 wingspan,” ESPN recruiting director Paul Biancardi said. “He’s from France and has only been playing in the States for the last few years. His versatility to drive the ball past different-sized defenders is real. He possesses touch both inside and out, which makes him a creative scorer. The next step is to rebound with urgency and refine his skills. Djobet has plenty of promise and Coach Larrañaga has an uber successful track record in winning and player development.”

Djobet is the fourth newcomer to sign with the ‘Canes for this upcoming season, joining first-year players Nwoko and Kyshawn George as well as Florida State transfer Matthew Cleveland.



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