Big news ripped through Champaign on Thursday, when star freshman Adam Miller reportedly entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. The guard played a key role for Illinois throughout the season.

Shortly after the report surfaced, head coach Brad Underwood released a statement on Miller’s decision.

“Adam was a big part of our success this season, starting every game as a freshman and contributing not just on offense, but defensively as well,” Underwood said, per Jeremy Werner of Illini Inquirer. “He has a very bright future ahead, and we wish him all the best.”


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Miller averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game while shooting 39.1% from the field. He was on the floor over 25 minutes per game and had some big games throughout the course of his freshman season.

Miller scored in double figures in his first three games in Champaign, dropping a season-high 28 points in the opener against North Carolina A&T. He scored in double digits 13 times this season and scored 18 points in a win over Nebraska — his highest point total against a B1G opponent.

The 6-foot-3 guard out of Peoria was expected to be a key piece in Illinois’ team next season, especially with Ayo Dosunmu moving on to the NBA. He can still return to Illinois if it’s in his best interest.

Illinois ended the season with a 24-7 record and finished second in the B1G regular season standings at 16-4. The Fighting Illini went on to win the B1G Tournament and earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.