Adam Miller transfers to LSU

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Saw on Twitter that Kentucky still thinks they might get him, but I guess that depends on the asst situation.
Miller had competion at guard namely Andre Curbelo. Andre plays with moxie, comes off the bench and lights a fire under the Illini five on the floor. Not so for Miller... not saying Miller could not do this, but he did not. Thus Curbelo is the Big Ten Sixth Man of the year and tough one for Miller to take.
 
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Miller had competion at guard namely Andre Curbelo. Andre plays with moxie, comes off the bench and lights a fire under the Illini five on the floor. Not so for Miller... not saying Miller could not do this, but he did not. Thus Curbelo is the Big Ten Sixth Man of the year and tough one for Miller to take.
I guess. But Miller started every game, played great defense, showed good hustle, was a reliable 3 pt shooter. I just can’t get past all that and reconcile it in my mind that he left because he wasn’t going to be “the man” and a fellow freshman won an award.

it is what it is but makes no sense to me.
 
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If Adam Miller is UK’s starting point guard in November, here’s my message for big blue nation:

Good Luck With That GIF by Chicks on the Right


Miller is a good player, but his PG skills are on par with Jalen Coleman Lands and DJ Richardson. And Belo would pick his pocket 7 times outta 10.
He was probably the 4th best PG option for us last year...whatever he was told he should look at the tape and realize he's not close to a PG..all that being said best of luck to him
 
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I guess. But Miller started every game, played great defense, showed good hustle, was a reliable 3 pt shooter. I just can’t get past all that and reconcile it in my mind that he left because he wasn’t going to be “the man” and a fellow freshman won an award.

it is what it is but makes no sense to me.
I'm of a similar opinion, but there was a lot of talk about how good he was on defense. I wonder if he didn't want to be like Trent, thought of as a defensive specialist and not a first option scorer. I disagree with that mentality, but I can understand not wanting to be pigeon-holed.

Adult me says you go out and work harder for it, but older teen me would jump at the first chance to get out of it. I don't like it, but I can't blame him.
 
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Millers minutes weren’t going to go down here. Ayo played 35 minutes a game last year. Those minutes have to be replaced. Miller and Curbelo were both in line to take up more of those.

Miller was going to be at worst our 3rd best player next year. He’s certainly not going to play less as a sophomore than his first year when Ayo/Kofi were on the team.
Curbello Trent and monte. Better. Hutch better. Then all the new guys. So with just those I mentioned makes him at least 4th. Never a big Miller fan. Live in nc so I wasn’t privy to all the “hype” in his high school career. He clearly is scared of competing.
 
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If it’s LSU, that is at best a lateral move and most likely a step back. Their offense looks like unstructured AAU ball. He wouldn’t develop at all there.
I think LSU makes a lot of sense given what he's said (or others have said for him) and is exactly what he's looking for: a coach that will give him the ball and a long leash and let him take a bunch of shots. Cam Thomas 2.0. I'm guessing he doesn't view this move in terms of development but rather just as a 'showcase' for all the skills he 'wasn't able to show in Illinois' system.'
 
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I could see him being mad at how much Curbelo shot it last year. If he was told to lay off bc it wasn't successful while curbelo is told to put up shots because A. He was more effective, and B. It opened up better feeds for Kofi. I don't agree with it but it could explain it. IMO with Kofi being 50/50 at best to return and Ayo going pro he had to see opportunities coming his way no matter how many nba all star selections Hutch recieves this year at Illinois (I'm guessing 3). I just look back to curbelo trying to record that triple double in garbage time when only he and AM were on the court. AC found him multiple times for good looks from 3, showed me (and hopefully AM) that Curbelo can get the ball to anyone he wants to within the offense at any time.
 
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Big Tim is an idiot and not a person to be taken seriously. Think about this: he states AM was told he could create his shot more and not be a spot shooter.

Wellllllll, how many times do we all remember AM getting wide open looks from 3 and taking them? He could just as easily have faked, let his guy fly past and taken the ball to the rim. AM’s role was what AM determined it to be. Plain and simple. And when he was missing shots, BU was still green lighting him.

I’m not an insider and I don’t know why AM is transferring (potentially). It really doesn’t matter. I wish the kid the best of luck if he leaves and wish him the best of luck if he stays. But, to say he’s transferring because the coaching staff is making him be a player he doesn’t want to be is laughably naive.
 
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Curbello Trent and monte. Better. Hutch better. Then all the new guys. So with just those I mentioned makes him at least 4th. Never a big Miller fan. Live in nc so I wasn’t privy to all the “hype” in his high school career. He clearly is scared of competing.
“Hutch better.” 👍
 
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I hope this thread is over after that time. I could care less where He or any assistant goes. I want to root for people who want to be part of the Illini family. Win or lose.