CMU top scorer Kevin Miller enters transfer portal


Chicago freshman Kevin Miller sizes up his opponent during the game against Toledo, Thursday, March 10 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Central Michigan men's basketball will have to replace a key piece of its future. 

Rising sophomore guard Kevin Miller announced Tuesday via Twitter that he is entering the transfer portal. The point guard leaves big shoes to fill after an outstanding freshman season. 

Miller was a Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team selection following the 2021-22 season. He averaged a team-best 13.1 points per game on 42 % shooting, while also notching 4.6 assists per game. 

He played in all 30 games for the Chippewas, one of just two players to do so. After beginning the year splitting duties with Jermaine Jackson Jr., Miller emerged as the primary ball-handler when Jackson left the team to pursue professional opportunities. 

The Chicago native started every game in his freshman season, save for the Chippewas' showdown at Kentucky. He notched his first career double-double Feb. 1 in a win over Bowling Green, scoring 21 points and dishing out 12 assists. Miller scored a career-high 25 points in a home loss to Ohio. 

Miller averaged nearly 33 minutes per game last season, leaving the Chippewas now in need of a player to replace his production. When Miller was off the floor, the point guard duties belonged to sophomore Dylan Jergens last year. 

Coach Tony Barbee did make an addition at the position Tuesday in Coppin State transfer Jesse Zarzuela, who started 18 games and averaged 14.7 points per last season.