UConn Lands Cornell-Transfer Shonn Miller

Cornell-transfer Shonn Miller was one of the most coveted transfers this offseason, and he chose the Connecticut Huskies, where he will be eligible to play immediately. (Source: USA Today Sports)
Cornell-transfer Shonn Miller was one of the most coveted transfers this offseason, and he chose the Connecticut Huskies, where he will be eligible to play immediately. (Source: USA Today Sports)

The Connecticut Huskies made a miraculous run through the 2014 NCAA Tournament, captivating the nation en route to winning the 2014 championship. Behind the play of Shabazz Napier, the 7-seed Huskies came away with the tournament title.

With Napier and DeAndre Daniels gone from the championship team, Kevin Ollie and the Huskies struggled in 2014-15. They failed to make the NCAA Tournament despite having the likes of Ryan Boatright and Amida Brimah on the roster.

Looking ahead to 2015-16, and Ryan Boatright is gone from the team. However, Saturday gave the Huskies a much-needed boost up front, and they now have one of the more talented front court duos in the NCAA.

Shonn Miller, the highly coveted transfer from the Cornell Big Red, announced on Saturday that he was joining the Connecticut Huskies for the 2015-16 season. He is eligible to play immediately.
 
Miller is a 6’7” forward out of Euclid, Ohio, and he will give Ollie and UConn a much-needed boost as they look to make it back to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year absence. Miller averaged 16/8 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per contest last season for the Big Red.He chose the Huskies over the likes of Michigan, California, Illinois, and Marquette. It was rumoured that Michigan was a front-runner to land Miller’s services.


While Connecticut loses Ryan Boatright, big man Amida Brimah and wing Daniel Hamilton are both back for the Huskies. The addition of Miller, along with freshmen Jalen Adams (PG) and Steven Enoch (C), give Connecticut a great chance of returning to the NCAA Tournament and contending once again in the American Athletic Conference.
 – T.B.