No Derby magic for the Kentucky basketball program this time around, as Illinois guard transfer Adam Miller has committed to LSU.
Choosing between the likes of Kentucky, Georgia, and Michigan, among others, the former four-star prospect announced his commitment to LSU late Saturday afternoon.
“Will Wade, I have a great relationship with him,” the newest LSU commit told Stadium’s Jeff Goodman during the announcement.
Listed as the No. 33 overall prospect in the 2020 247Sports Composite Rankings, the freshman guard averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per contest, shooting 34% from three on 4.9 attempts from deep per game. Playing for Illinois, a one-seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament and a top-five team throughout the season, the true freshman had 13 double-digit scoring performances. His biggest outings came in a 28-point performance against North Carolina A&T in his college debut, an 18-point performance against Nebraska, and 14-point outings against Minnesota, Northwestern and No. 21 Ohio State.
Seen as a primary off-ball, catch-and-shoot threat, Kentucky was always seen as a questionable fit, especially considering the program is recruiting Iowa sharpshooter CJ Fredrick and a decision from him could come in the very near future. And with zero point guards signed on for 2021-22 following Nolan Hickman Jr.’s decommitment on Friday, John Calipari’s recruiting focus is on the lead guard position, desperately needing to add at least two primary ball handlers in the near future.
On to the next one.