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Adam Miller transfers to LSU

The Illini have officially lost Miller to the transfer portal.

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It’s official. Adam Miller is out.

The Illinois native has committed to transfer to LSU. Miller made the news official on his social media pages.

This comes a month after Miller announced he was entering the transfer portal.

Miller averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game during his freshman season at Illinois. The guard had 13 games in double-figures, including a 28-point — freshman record breaking — outing in his first career game.

“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,” said head coach Brad Underwood in a statement after Miller originally announced his decision to transfer. “He has a very bright future ahead, and we wish him all the best.”

Miller joins an LSU squad that came a tip-in at the buzzer away from beating Alabama in the SEC tournament final and lost to Michigan in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers will likely lose their leading scorer Cameron Thomas to the NBA Draft — but are expected to return the rest of its lineup from 2020. Trendon Watford, Darius Days and Javinte Smart have also declared for the draft — but could end up returning to Baton Rouge.

In addition to Miller, the Tigers have added Chicago Native and former Missouri Tiger Xavier Pinson to the backcourt.

For Illinois, Brad Underwood still has one scholarship open to fill ahead of the 2021-2022 season — potentially two if Kofi Cockburn decides not to withdraw his name from the NBA draft. But the Illini have backfilled Miller’s position at guard with transfer Alfonso Plummer, and commits Brandon Podziemski, Luke Goode and Ramses Melendez.