Report: Hercy Miller, Son of Master P, to Join Louisville CBB Program as Walk-On

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJune 21, 2022

CHANDLER, AZ - NOVEMBER 07: Hercy Miller, from Minnehaha High School, looks on during the Pangos All-American Festival on November 7, 2020 at AZ Compass Prep in Chandler, AZ. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Hercy Miller, the son of rapper Master P, plans to walk on for the men's basketball team at Louisville, according to On3's Matt Zenitz.

Miller began the 2021-22 season at Tennessee State and averaged 2.0 points and 0.2 assists in six appearances. He had also signed a $2 million name, image and likeness deal prior to suiting up for the Tigers.

However, Miller entered the transfer portal for the first time in December after suffering a season-ending hip injury. Master P explained the injury was the impetus for the decision.

"We've got a great program at Tennessee State. We've got great people. We loved the culture. We just don't have enough trainers," he said, per The Tennessean's Mike Organ. "We don't have enough medical people to take care of what needs to be taken care of. We don't have the technology that the Dukes and all these major universities have. An injury like this could have been prevented."

Miller eventually settled on Xavier as his next step. Although the NCAA instituted a rule allowing athletes to transfer one time and maintain immediate eligibility, the 6'3" guard was unable to play for the Musketeers because he switched schools in the middle of the season.

Per 247Sports, Miller will be Louisville's second addition through the transfer portal after power forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield joined the Cardinals from Tennessee. First-year head coach Kenny Payne also has commitments from a pair of 4-star high school recruits, small forwards Kamari Lands and Devin Ree.

Payne, who played at Louisville and was a part of the national championship-winning squad in 1985-86, took over for Chris Mack.

The Cardinals started well under Mack, reaching the 2019 NCAA tournament and winning 24 games in the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season. However, Mack was out of a job by January after the team went 6-8 to open the year.