Shonn Miller

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Shonn Miller
Shonn Miller.jpg
Miller playing for Cornell
No. 14 – Salt Lake City Stars
Position Small forward
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1993-08-26) August 26, 1993 (age 25)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school St. Ignatius
(Cleveland, Ohio)
College
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–2017 Greensboro Swarm
2018–present Salt Lake City Stars
Career highlights and awards

Shonn Devante Miller (born August 26, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Gatorade League. He played college basketball for Cornell and Connecticut.

High school career

Miller is a native of Euclid, Ohio and attended St. Ignatius High School. He played for the King James Shooting Stars AAU team.[1] Miller was an Associated Press Divisions I All-Ohio Honorable Mention as a senior.[2]

College career

Miller was coach Bill Courtney's first recruit at Cornell. In 2011-12, he was the Ivy League rookie of the year. He injured his shoulder in a game at Princeton and missed the final four games of the regular season, all Cornell losses.[3] He still was named to the First Team All-Ivy League after averaging 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.[1] Miller was forced to sit out his junior season due to shoulder surgery as the Big Red won only two games without him. On March 3, 2015, Cornell upset league champion Harvard 57-49, with Miller contributing 24 points and 15 rebounds.[3] As a senior, he averaged 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game and was named to the First Team All-Ivy. Miller also led the team in blocks and steals and became the first player in Cornell history to amass 100 blocks and 100 steals in a career.[4] Courtney called him the most talented player he coached.[3]

Due to an Ivy League rule that forbids graduate players, Miller was forced to transfer for his final season of eligibility. He opted to transfer to Connecticut, which was coming off a 20-15 season and NIT appearance.[4] He chose the Huskies after a phone call with Kevin Ollie but would have preferred to stay with Cornell.[5] Miller scored a season-high 25 points in a 99-52 blowout of Central Connecticut State on December 23, 2015, in a game that saw teammate Daniel Hamilton post a triple-double.[6] In his only season with the Huskies, he averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.[7] He was named an Honorable Mention All-American Athletic Conference.[8]

Professional career

Miller played with the Utah Jazz in the NBA Summer League. He was selected by the Greensboro Swarm 13th overall in the 2016 NBA Development League Draft.[7] In March, 2018, Miller signed with the Salt Lake City Stars and averaged 4.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in five games.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Quinn, Brendan (March 28, 2015). "Report: Cornell graduate transfer Shonn Miller meets with Michigan". MLive.com. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "High School Basketball/All-Ohio teams". The Vindicator. March 22, 2011. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Berkman, Seth (March 3, 2015). "Ivy Player Has Eligibility Remaining, but Not in Ivy League". New York Times. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Stein, Jeff (April 19, 2015). "Cornell basketball star Shonn Miller to play final year at UConn". Ithaca Voice. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Amore, Dom (April 18, 2015). "All-Ivy Forward Shonn Miller Will Finish Career At UConn". Hartford Courant. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Hamilton leads UConn over Central Connecticut 99-62". ESPN. Associated Press. December 23, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Amore, Dom (October 31, 2016). "Ex-UConn Men's Players Taken In NBA D-League Draft; Shonn Miller A 1st-Round Pick". Hartford Courant. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "AMERICAN MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE AND ALL-ROOKIE TEAMS ANNOUNCED". American Athletic Conference. Sidearm Sports. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "UConn Roundup: Amida Brimah's G League Team Wins Championship". Hartford Courant. April 18, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.

External links

  • UConn Huskies bio
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