Cornell forward Shonn Miller will transfer to UConn

(WTNH)–The Huskies may soon be getting some much needed scoring help.

Cornell forward Shonn Miller has committed to play for UConn next season, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. The 6-7 forward averaged 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Big Red last year, and was named first-team All-Ivy League.

He’s transferring because the Ivy League doesn’t allow fifth-year players to play, and Miller sat out his junior season while recovering from shoulder surgery.

“It just felt like home,” Miller told ESPN.com. “I got along with all the players and everybody in general just welcomed me like I was a part of their family.”

“I think Shonn is a tremendous talent,” Yale coach James Jones told the Hartford Courant. “He’s big, strong, athletic, he had some thunderous dunks over his career, you shake your head at how awesome they were. He’s a tremendous defensive rebounder. … He can fall in love with the three-pointer. I think he’s more effective scoring around the basket and he could be a better offensive rebounder.”

Miller also considered Marquette, Michigan, California and Illinois.

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