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Adam Miller Helps Lead Team USA to Gold

Incoming guard helps United States claim gold at the FIBA world championships

Incoming LSU transfer Adam Miller helped lead the United States Under-19 Team to a gold medal in the FIBA 2021 World Championships in Latvia.

Miller and the United States were 7-0 in the tournament and beat France in the final 83-81. Miller had a solid day, scoring 12 points, grabbing four rebounds, handing out two assists, and picking up three steals. Over the course of the tournament Miller had a strong showing, scoring seven points a game in 20 minutes and was one of the top assists men for the United States.

The United States has been dominant on the court in international competition. The U-19 men’s team has won back-to-back FIBA World Cups and four of the past five. The American women’s team has been even more dominant, winning seven of the last eight gold medals and owning an 86-13 record since the format began in 1985.

Miller, a soon to be sophomore, transferred to LSU from Illinois after starting 29 games for the Illini in 2020-21. He was ranked as the No. 6 shooting guard coming out of high school and the No. 35 overall prospect. At Illinois Miller averaged eight points a game and was part of a team that won the Big 10 Tournament title and earned a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Miller told Jeff Goodman of Stadium he’ll be a combo guard for Will Wade, running some point while also working off the ball.

“That’s how I came up my whole life,” Miller said. “I feel that’s my best asset, putting the ball in the hole. So being that true combo, just showing my full aspect of the game. I feel I can get some buckets, get some assists, get some rebounds, just help the team win.”