FSU basketball lost a versatile big man in John Butler to the NBA Draft a few days ago, but the addition of Baba Miller helps fill that void on the roster.
The international prospect committed to the Noles over Gonzaga Monday, giving Leonard Hamilton his eighth new player in the 2022 recruiting class.
Miller will join the program this fall after competing in the U18 European Championship with the Spanish U18 National Team.
Miller announced his decision via his Twitter account:
Miller checks in at 6’11” and 210 pounds and moves well for a guy his size. He can handle the ball on the perimeter, shoot the three-pointer, and drive to the basket. Here’s some footage of him in action below:
Miller has shot well from the perimeter while playing on the U18 Spanish team. He can create off the dribble, runs the floor well, and finishes at the rim with authority. He looks to have a smooth stroke from the free-throw line as well. He isn’t a bruiser when it comes to rebounding, but averages around five per game. One thing I noticed on the footage is his ability to defend on the perimeter. His length should give opposing offenses nightmares in the passing lanes, as FSU’s defense struggled mightily last season. I’d also imagine he could be a rim protector with his length, as John Butler led the team with 1.2 blocks per game last year.
Leonard Hamilton returns some production from last year’s team, but the challenge will be intergrating all of these new faces in the lineup and finding the right combinations. Miller could be an important part of that, and I think his international experience has helped him develop more of his game than most high school players coming out of the states. Welcome to Nolenation Baba Miller!