College Basketball Stars Haley & Hanna Cavinder Commit to the Miami Hurricanes
Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images. Pictured: Cavinder Twins, Haley and Hanna
Two of the most popular college basketball players on the planet are taking their talents to South Beach.
The Cavinder twins, Haley and Hanna, have announced their commitment to the University of Miami after entering the transfer portal from Fresno State.
WHAT’S UP MIAMI 🙌🏼🧡💚 #fyp #committed #basketball
The twins have dominated on the court — each averaging double digits in scoring last season — and off the court as they’ve signed Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) endorsement deals with several companies.
The Bulldogs finished eighth in the Mountain West last season with an 11-18 record. But the Cavinders excelled.
Haley averaged 19.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game while Hanna averaged 14.5 points per game. A Cavinder led the team in scoring in 27 of the 29 Fresno State games this past season.
Haley won the Mountain West Player of the Year award during the 2020-21 season. They will likely have two years to play at Miami.
Although they are stars on the court, they’re also known for their presence on social media. The Cavinders each have around 400,000 followers on Instagram and the page that includes both of them as “The Cavender Twins” has 40k followers. Their combined TikTok account (@cavindertwins) has four million followers. Two of their videos have over 28 million views.
They have previously signed endorsement deals with companies such as WWE, Linktree, Champs, Boost Mobile, VRBO, YouTube, Baseline and many more.
Miami has started an expansive NIL program under booster Alex Ruiz and his father John Ruiz as they have allegedly invested $3 million of their own money into Miami’s NIL program.
It’s unclear whether the Ruiz’s were involved in the Cavinders’ decision, although John Ruiz was sure to welcome the newest Hurricanes.
Young ladies, welcome to the U and welcome to @LifeWallet …Cane fans let’s embrace these two amazing young ladies!!!@johnnyruiz4 @alex7ruiz https://t.co/ipXAiwQbQN
— John H. Ruiz, Attorney at Law (@JohnHRuiz) April 22, 2022
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