Temple Guard Hysier Miller Commits To Virginia Tech

Hysier Miller will be Virginia Tech men’s basketball’s new starting point guard. (Temple athletics)

Virginia Tech men’s basketball and Mike Young picked up a commitment from Temple transfer point guard Hysier Miller on Wednesday. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior will assume the starting point guard duties vacated by Sean Pedulla.

He’s the fourth transfer portal addition for the Hokies this offseason, joining UTSA guard Jordan Ivy-Curry, Charleston forward Ben Burnham and Cal guard Rodney Brown Jr

Miller averaged 15.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in 2023-24 for the Owls. The Philadelphia native started 76 of his 91 career games, including every game as a sophomore and junior. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Pedulla was criticized for averaging 3.3 turnovers per game as a junior, up from 2.1 per game as a sophomore. Miller averaged 2.1 turnovers per game for the Owls last season, so he should be an upgrade in that regard if he plays within the offense. He is also considered a better defender.

Miller’s shooting numbers aren’t as good as Pedulla’s. He shot 35.3 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from three-point range this season. However, he was the best guard on a bad offensive team — Temple finished No. 244 in Ken Pomeroy’s adjusted offensive efficiency — meaning he was called upon to take a lot of bad shots late in the shot clock. He averaged 15.3 shot attempts per game as a result. For comparison, Pedulla averaged 12.7 attempts per game for the Hokies this past season.

Miller visited Blacksburg on April 19. He had previously announced his final four schools on April 2, which included Virginia Tech, Virginia, Seton Hall and Providence.

He was a three-star recruit out of Neumann Goretti in high school with other offers from East Carolina and Penn State. The 2021 PA 4A State Player of the Year, he averaged 18.4 points, 10 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.9 steals per game as a senior.

The addition of Miller gives the Hokies 10 scholarship players for the 2024-25 season with three open spots remaining. Here’s a breakdown:

(David Cunningham)

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