Ah, the famed Cornell grad school transfer pipeline. Now that they've got one year of Dwight Tarwater, the California Golden Bears are looking to land another Big Red prospect of the same mold. Ivy League player of the year candidate Shonn Miller was Cornell's star prospect, as he was selected for the conference first team. Cal could use a player like Miller to replace ... well, Tarwater.
Cornell transfer Shonn Miller also met with Marquette and is set to meet with Cal, source told ESPN. Desirable transfer who can play ASAP.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 28, 2015
A bunch of programs are in the mix to try to land Miller aside from Cal, including the Michigan Wolverines, Boston College Eagles, Illinois Fighting Illini, Connecticut Huskies, Marquette Eagles. Miller averaged 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds, shooting 43.4 percent on field goals and 83.4 percent from the charity stripe.
Described by The New York Times as having "the ability to play both ends of the floor from the perimeter and the interior," Miller was unanimously selected for All-Ivy First Team honors this year.
After going 2-26 without Miller in 2013-14, Cornell went 13-17 with him in 2014-15. He was perhaps the top player in the Ivy behind Yale's Justin Sears.
Miller was named Ivy freshman of the year in 2011-12 and was first-team all-conference as a sophomore after averaging 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Cal basketball looks like they are ready to make moves. Whoever they can examine for a spot, they will definitely take a look.