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Temple PG Hysier Miller Commits to Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech landed another transfer portal addition this evening as Temple PG Hysier Miller announced his commitment to the Hokies.

Miller joins UTSA SG Jordan Ivy-Curry, Charleston All-CAA F Ben Burnham, and Cal SG/SF Rodney Brown Jr as the fourth transfer commitment for the Hokies. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Miller comes to Blacksburg after being Temple's starting point guard for the past two seasons. This past season, the 6'1'' point guard averaged 15.9 points, 4.0 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.8 steals in 36.4 minutes per game while shooting 35.3% from the field including 29.4% from three-point range plus 76.2% from the free-throw line.

Virginia, Providence, and Seton Hall were all linked as schools heavily involved in his recruitment at one point or another with plenty of others also interested.

There's no denying the reality that Miller isn't a great shooter and while the free-throw shooting suggests he has room to grow with less volume, it reasonable to have questions of what he brings in that area.

However, Miller does bring a lot as an orchestrator and only the defensive end with his 4.0 assists compared to only 2.1 turnovers per game being quite good for a point guard while his 1.8 steals per game are also a plus. His turnover percentage of 10.7% is also quite good ranking in the top 20 in the AAC with many of those ahead of him being guys who did not play nearly as many minutes as Miller did this past season.

Tech's roster buildout with a big-time scorer in Jordan Ivy-Curry plus quality shooters like Rodney Brown Jr, Ben Burnham, and returner Jaydon Young seem to fit well around Miller who you would want to heavily in that orchestrator role. If Miller does have to become heavily relied on as a scorer, that could be a problem for the Hokies given his shooting struggles over the years.

We will have more as this story develops.

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