Motlow Guard To Play At D-1 Missouri State
That changed when Matt Sligh, who had just been hired as Motlow’s coach, called during the summer of 2013.
Fast forward two years and the letters kept piling up for the Bucks point guard, as he made a name for himself on the court. After his freshman season in 2014, Miller was named an All-American, only the 10th in school history, and was touted as one of the premier junior college point guards in the nation.
After electing to stay at Motlow for his sophomore season, the question then became where would Miller sign once the Bucks’ season concluded. After teasing his decision on social media for some time Miller cleared things up when he verbally committed to Missouri State University. He will officially sign on April 15.
His decision comes after several mid-major and major colleges had been looking at the 5-foot-10 point guard. Included in those schools were West Virginia, Marquette, Missouri and Tennessee.
Because Miller had been receiving attention from several programs, Missouri State did not start its recruiting process until earlier this month.
“Missouri State came in late and Paul Lusk, the head coach, was recruiting me,” Miller said. “They came to me after the Columbia State game, it was Coach [Jermaine] Henderson. He said that they had just lost their 20-point man and they wanted me to be that guy. So the head coach started recruiting me immediately.”
This past season, Missouri State racked up an overall record of 11-20, but lost its play-in game to get into the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
The sophomore can lay claim to being Motlow’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made, knocking down 157 3-balls in his two-year career. The previous mark of 152 was set by John Gales in 1993-95.
Miller also finishes second all-time on the school’s assists per game, averaging eight per contest. He is third in all-time assists totaling 440 for his career.
Miller’s 19.9 points per contest is fifth all-time in the Motlow history books, but he finishes sixth in total points, 1,097. Tim Fant is the school’s scoring leader with 1,551 points, done in 1988-90, and he averaged 26.7 points a game.
Miller also got it done on the defensive end, with 2.2 steals per contest, good enough for sixth all-time at the school.