Roy Williams Sees Potential in UNC Walk-On Walker Miller
UNC coach Roy Williams dropped a tidbit on his radio show on Monday about a new player many fans don't yet know: freshman walk-on Walker Miller. The 6-foot-10 Greensboro native is not expected to see heavy minutes this season, but Williams is confident the newcomer will help the program significantly down the line. “He’s going to be good," Williams said Monday.
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At one point during UNCG’s 32-24 victory over UNC in a 13-minute scrimmage, Spartans coach Wes Miller looked up and saw his brother Walker Miller running down the court for the Tar Heels. “I thought to myself, ‘He never put me in as a freshman,” the elder Miller said, smiling. Wes said that there was no recruiting battle with his old coach, and he’s proud to see his brother in Carolina blue.
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Roy Williams joked at his preseason press conference when asked about freshmen Garrison Brooks, Brandon Huffman, Sterling Manley and Walker Miller, “If you take the best part of each one and put them all together, you still don’t have a player.” That’s how far the Tar Heels’ inside game has to go, especially for a program that has led the nation in rebounding.
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Roy Williams reiterated his belief that rebounding is the single most important statistic in separating wins and losses, noting that his 2017 national championship team led the country in rebound margin. Enter Garrison Brooks, Sterling Manley, Brandon Huffman and walk-on Walker Miller, UNC Greensboro head coach and former Tar Heel Wes Miller’s half brother.
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Walker Miller will carry on a family tradition this season when he joins the North Carolina basketball program as a walk-on. Miller, the younger brother of former UNC point guard Wes Miller, first committed to Dartmouth, one of the Ivy League’s oldest and most respected schools. Miller is a 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward with good length, a nice shot and the ability to run the floor.
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Almost everything Walker Miller was looking for, he knew he could find at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth's academics are among the country's best, and its basketball isn't too bad either. But there was something tugging at Miller that Dartmouth couldn't provide. An opportunity to attend - and play - at the same school his older brother, current UNC-Greensboro head coach Wes Miller, played at a decade earlier.
Arizona Turns to Brian Bowen after missing on Lonnie Walker
Arizona has had a lot of success on the recruiting front the past few months but hit a speed bump when Lonnie Walker committed to Miami. Arizona will now turn their attention to 5-star wing Brian Bowen. Sean Miller is expected to visit Bowen on Wednesday. The Saginaw, MI native currently attends the La Lumiere School in Indiana, and Michigan State is thought to be the leader for his services.