According to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Michigan was one of four high-major teams to meet with Cornell graduate transfer Shonn Miller.
Goodman reports that UConn, Illnois and Boston College met with Miller on Thursday while Michigan was in on Friday. Goodman added that Miller met with Marquette and will also meet with Cal.
Miller averaged 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season for Cornell and will have immediate eligibility at his new school. The 6-foot-7 forward shot 49% on twos and 28% on threes last season, but had the 6th best defensive rebounding rate in the country. He’s also an above-average shot blocker with a top-100 block rate.
According to Synergy Sports, Miller is an above-average post-up scorer. He’s also effective finishing cuts at the rim and in transition, but his jump shot still appears to be a work in progress.
Miller is transferring because of an Ivy League rule which prohibits graduate students from competing. He previously used a redshirt year due to injury. If he wanted to remain eligible at Cornell next year, he would have needed to delay his graduation and remain an undergraduate student. Instead he can transfer anywhere in the country, on scholarship, and play out his final season of eligibility.
Here are some highlights of Miller in action during his senior season at Cornell.