Master P's Son, A Rising Basketball Star, Chooses To Attend HBCU After Offers From USC, Vanderbilt And UCLA
The 19-year-old made the announcement alongside his proud father.
March 31, 2021 at 2:09 pm
The son of rap icon and celebrated entrepreneur Master P has committed to playing basketball at Tennessee State University (TSU), an HBCU, over major programs like the University of Southern California (USC), Vanderbilt, Georgetown and the University of California Los Angeles.
Hercy Miller, a 6-foot-3 senior combo guard at Minnehaha Academy in Minnesota, had his eyes set on Vanderbilt or TSU, but ultimately chose the latter because he wanted to join a wave of elite hoops prospect electing to bring attention to HBCU programs, according to The Tennessean.
"I feel like if I go to an HBCU, I can put a spotlight on for all the HBCUs around so that's what I wanted to do. I wanted to make a change. I want to make a difference," Miller told TMZ Sports alongside his beaming father. "I'm the type of person, I want to be a leader. I want to lead my people. I feel like going to Tennessee State University, I can be part of community and be a player at the same time."
Master P's son Hercy Miller has got some skills. And he’s got an announcement to make. pic.twitter.com/xTS0mbmsC2— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) March 26, 2021
"I’ve always grown up being a leader, my dad told me never follow the crowd. I want to make a difference,” he said in an interview with ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith. “I feel like most people think like HBCUs and mid major schools can’t do it. They have a lot of pro’s that come out of HBCUs.”
ESPN ranks the 19-year-old as a three-star recruit and the fifth-highest rated prospect in the state.
The senior guard said his upbringing played a big role in his decision to attend TSU. He shared that he grew up seeing his father, born Percy Miller, passionate about philanthropy in their community, which has motivated the 50-year-old set his sights on eventually owning an HBCU.