DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire men's basketball head coach Bill Herrion and his staff announced Wednesday that Matt Miller (Arnold, Md.) will join the program and attend UNH this fall after transferring from Seton Hill University.
"We're really happy to have Matt," Herrion said. "We looked at him a few years ago out of high school, but at that time it didn't work out. Now he has two years of Division II basketball under his belt. He's bigger and stronger, and the strength of his game is that he is a terrific perimeter shooter. Sitting out a year will allow him to get physically stronger and will help his game."
Miller, a 6-foot-4-inch, 185-pound guard, started all 27 games for the Griffins last season as a sophomore. Miller was one of the top scorers in the nation last season as he ranked 22nd in the Division II ranks with 20.1 points per game, shooting 50 percent from the field. A lethal outside shooter, he was ninth in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (44.9) and 14th in 3-point field goals per game (3.11) while notching 84 total treys. Miller, who was named to the WVIAC All-Conference Second Team, also led the Griffins in steals (42), assists (91) and minutes played (35.2).
Miller has been outstanding over the past two seasons at Seton Hill, scoring over 1,000 points and racking up 158 total 3-pointers in that span. He was the WVIAC Rookie of the Year and also named to the All-Freshman Team, leading the Griffins to 21 victories over the past two years.
Miller comes from a rich basketball family, as two of his cousins are head coaches at the Division I level. Sean Miller is the head coach at Arizona while Archie Miller just completed his first season at Dayton.
The Wildcats add Miller to a recruiting class that already features Logan Mortenson (South Jordan, Utah), Frank Okeke (DeSoto, Texas) and Chris Orozco (Tenafly, N.J.).
In addition to the new signees, the Wildcats will also be bringing back junior transfer Chris Pelcher (Albany, N.Y.) who sat out the entire 2011-12 campaign due to NCAA transfer regulations.