Angel Rodriguez looking at Florida schools; Miami an early favorite


On Monday, Angel Rodriguez announced that he was transferring from K-State to move closer to his mother and two brothers in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While Rodriguez has not made a final decision where he is going to transfer, the Miami Hurricanes and head coach Jim Larranaga seem to be the favorite.

Rodriguez attended Krop High School in Miami and signed with K-State in large part because of former K-State coach Frank Martin, who coached high school basketball in Miami before joining the college ranks.

When asked about Rodriguez transferring, his former AAU and high school coach Shakey Rodriguez (no relation), said Rodriguez just wants to make a decision soon.

“As far as I know, he hasn’t had any conversation with UM yet, but he’s made it clear he wants to play in Florida, and preferably in Miami,” Shakey Rodriguez said. “The question now is who will reach out to him? Will it be Miami, USF, the Gators? I’ll do whatever I can to help. I know he wants to do this quickly.’’

Wherever he transfers, Rodriguez will appeal the NCAA transfer rule in hopes that he can be eligible to play right away. Otherwise, he may have to sit out a year.