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Canes Hoops Player Profile: Rodney Miller

What can we expect from Miller in his second year?

Coming out of high school Miller was a consensus four-star recruit as a center. He ranked 90th overall in his class according to and 15th at his position according to ESPN.

But he barely saw the floor his freshmen year.

Miller saw an average of 3.8 minutes per game in the Canes 2016-2017 campaign and totaled just 14 points and 9 rebounds by the end of the season. This season he will likely continue to ride the bench throughout most games, with Dewan Huell and Ebuka Izundu playing ahead of him.

But a source with the team told me that the 7’0” 255 lb sophomore out of New York is in much better shape than he was last year.

In high school Miller participated in the Nike Elite 100, and with a 7’1” wingspan, the kid can grab 50/50 rebounds and play some tough defense by cutting down passing lanes and getting in shooters faces.

So really anything can happen with Miller. I mean the guy only started playing basketball nine years ago at age 11 (his first dunk was at age 12).

He’s the only 7-footer on the roster and is 19 lbs heavier than anyone else. If he is in physically great shape, in addition to his height and weight, maybe he can end up being a contributor this season.

After all, this is the 15th ranked center coming out of high school just last year.