RED STICK – LSU Athletics and Basketball Head Coach Will wade announced Friday that the SEC and institutional documents have been received and approved for the transfer of Adam Miller to LSU from the University of Illinois.
Miller, a 6-3 goaltender who started all 31 games last season for Illinois, averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 rebounds as Illinois won the Big Conference Tournament Championship. Ten and qualified for the NCAA tournament.
“We are very happy to add one of the best transfers in college basketball to Adam Miller,” said coach Wade. “Adam is a great person both on and off the court. Adam is a dynamic goalscorer, passer and leader. He will affect the game on both sides for us with his basketball physicality and IQ.”
Miller, of Peoria, Ill., Was No.5 among Big Ten freshmen and led all Big Ten freshmen with 52 three points. He has scored twice on 13 occasions, including three out of five games in the playoffs. He had 10 points in both NCAA tournament contests. In games against Drexel and No.17 Loyola Chicago, he was an 8 of 11 from the field.
Miller set Illinois’ first-year goal scoring record with 28 points against North Carolina A&T. He made 10 of 12 shots against the NCAT, including 6 of 8 from behind the arc. Miller had 18 points, including 16 in the first half against Nebraska on Feb. 25, and had 14 points and a season-high seven rebounds against the No.21 from Ohio State (Jan. 16).
The four-star rookie was ranked No.30 by ESPN, 33 by 247sports and 34 by Rivals. He was the # 6 rated shooting guard by 247Sports, # 8 by ESPN and # 10 by Rivals. He was named Mr. Illinois Basketball 2020. He was twice named Illinois Gatorade, Champaign News-Gazette and Player of the Year at the Daily Southtown.
He averaged 27.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.3 steals as a senior at Morgan Park High School, leading the team to a 22-9 record and the final of the IHSA Class 3A section before the remainder of the 2020 State Tournament is canceled due to COVID-19. Miller was shortlisted for the Jordan Brand Classic, Iverson Classic, and Team USA for the Nike Hoop Summit, showcase events that were canceled in 2020.
Miller averaged 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists as a junior to help Morgan Park go 30-5 and an appearance in the section finals. In their sophomore year, the team won the state title with a score of 25-9.