Some unfortunate news has been released regarding one Tennessee State University‘s star basketball players: Hercy Miller is out for the rest of the season due to an injury. Get the full story from TMZ Sports below.
TMZ Sports spoke to Hercy Miller’s dad — AKA Master P — about his star freshman hoops playing son. P revealed Hercy had been dealing with the lower leg injury for some time … and tried to play through the pain.
Master P says HBCUs need more funding to bring their medical services up to par with powerhouse basketball programs across the country.
P also told us universities have been attempting to re-recruit Hercy now that he has been granted 4 years of college eligibility … despite playing in a handful of games for Tennessee State.
The freshman guard made the announcement on Tuesday … saying, “Due to a lower-body injury I’ll be out for the ’21-’22 season.”
But, don’t worry, Tigers fans … the 19-year-old says he’s already looking forward to his comeback campaign.
“I’ll be back next year for the show! Stronger and better,” he added.
The 6’3″ guard averaged 10 minutes in 6 appearances for the Tigers … scoring an overall total of 13 points. TSU is currently 1-5.
“THANK YOU, to all the fans,” Miller said, “and everyone who supported me this season.”
Miller — who was a 3-start recruit from Minnehaha Academy — picked the HBCU earlier this year over UCLA, LSU and other Power 5 programs.
As we previously reported, Hercy signed a multi-million dollar endorsement deal after the NIL policy change … telling us in July, he learned from his dad.
“I signed a deal with an American technology company. Like my dad said, it’s a blessing,” Miller said.
“I learned from my dad, I’m gonna start off by giving back to the community and everyone around me.”