It appears Orlando Antigua is coming back to Kentucky; will he bring more members of the Fighting Illini with him?
While all of the coaching rumors were flying last night, Illinois guard Adam Miller posted on his Instagram story that he will announce which school he’s transferring to on May 1:
Kentucky has been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Miller, along with LSU and Michigan. Listed as the No. 33 overall prospect in the 2020 247Sports Composite Rankings, the freshman guard averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per contest, shooting 34% from three on 4.9 attempts from deep per game. Playing for Illinois, a one-seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament and a top-five team throughout the season, the true freshman had 13 double-digit scoring performances. His biggest outings came in a 28-point performance against North Carolina A&T in his college debut, an 18-point performance against Nebraska, and 14-point outings against Minnesota, Northwestern and No. 21 Ohio State.
Miller is considered the No. 5 available transfer by ESPN, The Athletic, and Aaron Torres and No. 7 by 247Sports. Last weekend, Clyde Hopkins, the father of Kentucky signee Bryce Hopkins, told Jack Pilgrim that his son has been working out with Miller and recruiting him to Kentucky.
“Yeah I was actually in the gym with him last week, him and Adam,” Hopkins told KSR early Saturday afternoon. “They were working out together and competing. You know, Bryce did talk to him – I don’t know the details – but he did talk to Adam, trying to get him to come down to Kentucky.”
That same day, former Indiana player A.J. Guyton sent out a tweet indicating that Kentucky may be a serious contender in Miller’s recruitment.
“Adam Miller to Kentucky, hmmm that’s interesting!” he said in the since-deleted tweet. “Good luck young fella!”
Derby Day just got a little more exciting. Watch some of Miller’s highlights below.