UConn need some help inside for the 2015-16 season and Kevin Ollie got it on Saturday with the committment of Cornell fifth-year transfer Shonn Miller (Rothstein, April 18).
Miller, who wil graduate from Cornell, is eligible immediately per the graduate transfer rule and the Huskies will add a 6-foot-7 forward who averaged 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds last season.
Miller will slide nicely into the power forward rotation for the Huskies and has the ability to shoot from the 3-point line, though he only shot 28 of 104 from that distance this season.
Miller sat put the 2013-14 season with a shoulder injur but returned this season to be one of the top players in the Ivy League. Miller had 11 double doubles this past season.Where does he fit in?
The Huskies still have Amida Brimah in the front court with Kentan Facey and Phil Nolan also returning. UConn has freshman Steve Enoch, a 6-8 forward from Norwalk, coming in and now add Miller to the mix.
The Huskies also played freshman Daniel Hamilton as a 3/4 on the perimeter creating matchup problems.
The Huskies got little scoring from the PF spot this season and desperately needed something inside. Brimah averaged 9.1 points, but only 4.4 rebounds per game.
Facey faded late in the year and averaged only 4.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 21 minutes. Nolan was at 1.5 ppg. and 19.9 rpg. rakim Lubin, who played sparingly as a freshman, will transfer from school.