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Rodney Miller Jr.

position

Center

Height

7-0

Weight

235 lbs.

Class

Sixth-Year Redshirt Senior

Hometown

Laurelton, N.Y.

High School

Oak Hill Academy (Va.)

Rodney Miller Jr. - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a Redshirt Senior (2020-21): Season did not count towards eligibility due to COVID-19 pandemic … Appeared in five games, missing the other 22 due to injuries … Grabbed a rebound in the season opener against North Florida (11/29) … Posted two steals and a block in a season-high 10 minutes versus Stetson (12/4) … Helped Miami rally from a 20-point deficit to beat Purdue (12/8) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … Injured his left groin early against FGCU (12/12) and missed the final 30-plus minutes, as well as the ensuing contest versus Pittsburgh (12/16) … Returned to the court against Jacksonville (12/19), but departed after 33 seconds of action due to a season-ending right knee injury.

As a Redshirt Junior (2019-20): All-ACC Academic Team
Played in 30 of 31 games, missing one due to injury, and earned 28 starts … Averaged 7.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, second on the team, over 24.1 minutes per game, while shooting a team-high 57.5 percent from the floor … Tied for No. 15 in ACC-only offensive rebounding (2.0) and tied for No. 20 in ACC-only total rebounding (6.0) … Registered the fifth-best single-season ACC-only field goal percentage (56.9) in program history … Recorded two of the four-best single-game field goal marks (5-of-6) and tied for the second-most steals (four) in a game by a Hurricane … Scored in double figures 10 times and grabbed seven-plus boards 11 times, including 10-plus twice with a high of 13, the second-most by a Hurricane all season … Blocked multiple shots five times and played 30-plus minutes in eight outings … Led Miami in scoring twice and in rebounding eight times … Grabbed nine boards against fifth-ranked Louisville (11/5) in the season opener in his first collegiate start … Totaled 12 points, his first double-digit performance, on 5-of-6 shooting in 32 minutes against Florida Atlantic (11/8) … Notched eight points and eight boards versus Missouri State (11/21) in the Charleston Classic … Scored 10 points against UConn (11/24), also in the Charleston Classic … In a return to New York, posted 11 points and nine rebounds versus Temple (12/17) at the Barclays Center … Scored a career-high 16 points at NC State (1/15), shooting 6-of-8 from the floor and 4-of-5 at the line, while adding seven boards … Logged his first-career double-double with 13 points and a career-best 13 rebounds at eighth-ranked Duke (1/21) … Notched 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting at North Carolina (1/25) … Posted 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, adding eight rebounds, against Virginia Tech (1/28) … Recorded a fourth consecutive double-digit scoring total with a career-high-tying 16 points at Pittsburgh (2/2), finishing 6-of-9 from the floor and 4-of-4 at the stripe in 33 minutes … Did not play at eighth-ranked Florida State (2/8) due to a left ankle injury sustained against NC State (2/5) … Scored 11 points, made all four of his field goals and grabbed seven boards against Boston College (2/12) … Compiled eight points and 10 rebounds against Wake Forest (2/15) … Put up 10 points in a career-high 35 minutes in the triple-overtime win at Virginia Tech (2/19), his seventh double-digit scoring total in a 10-outing stretch during which he averaged 10.7 points per game.

As a Junior (2018-19): Redshirted and did not compete.

As a Sophomore (2017-18): Played in 15 games off bench, including seven in ACC play … Averaged 1.1 points and 0.5 rebounds per game … Scored four points in five minutes of action against Navy (11/12) … Played season-high six minutes against Middle Tennessee (12/25) … Scored two points and matched career high with three rebounds at Virginia Tech (2/3) … Recorded three points in five minutes of action in ACC tournament against North Carolina (3/8).

As a Freshman (2016-17): Played 15 games … Averaged 0.9 points, 0.6 rebounds, 0.1 blocks in 3.8 minutes per game … Totaled 14 points, nine rebounds and one block in 57 minutes … Hit 45.5 percent (5-of-11) from the field, and 44.4 percent (4-of-9) at the line … Season highs: 5 points vs. Western Carolina (11/11); 3 rebounds at North Florida (11/16); 1 blocked shot vs. NC State (12/31); 11 minutes at North Florida (11/16) … Played in six ACC games … In ACC play, totaled one point in 10 minutes.

High School: Graduated from Oak Hill Academy (Va.) … Consensus four-star recruit, ranked No. 90 overall by Scout and No. 96 by 247Sports … As a center, tabbed No. 15 by ESPN and No. 17 by Scout … In 2014 participated in the Nike Elite 100 … Played AAU ball for the NY Lightning … Played freshman season at St. Benedict’s (N.J.) … On Oak Hill’s Honor Court, a leadership committee where student members are chosen by the administration for their citizenship and sound ethical and moral judgment … Former Oak Hill standouts include Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Bacon, Michael Beasley, Steve Blake, Quinn Cook, Kevin Durant, Stephen Jackson, Brandon Jennings, Ty Lawson, Ben McLemore, Ron Mercer, Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith, Nolan Smith, Jerry Stackhouse, Rod Strickland and many others.

Personal: Born Dec. 29, 1996 … Parents are Rodney Sr., and Maria … Has a sister, Sasha … Graduated from Miami in May 2020 after majoring in sport administration with a minor in sociology … Currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree as an exploratory arts and sciences major … Started playing basketball at age 11 and first dunk was at age 12, in the Rucker League … While attending Eaglebrook School (Mass.) in seventh and eighth grade, also competed in middle school baseball and water polo.