The Miami Hurricanes basketball team had arguably the greatest postseason runs in program history last year, largely due to elite guard
play and the offense’s ability to create mismatches on the floor with the small ball lineup. Jordan Miller was really the unsung MVP of this team though with his versatility on both offense and defense, overall hustle, unselfishness, and his elite court awareness.
Jordan Miller was arguably the most efficient player on both ends of the floor in the ACC last season, he ended the season ranked in the top 5 in almost every efficiency statistic in conference games in the ACC. Miller’s offensive role was limited last season due to the scoring abilities of the trio of guards in McGusty, Moore, and Wong, but he found various other ways to make an impact on
the game. Miller wasn’t one of the first options on offense, but the team performed at an elite level when he was able to score. Miami was 15-2 in games when Miller scored double digits.
In the first play of the video you will see Jordan Miller’s elite court awareness, he recognizes that no one is going to box him out, everyone is too busy watching Wong drive to the basket so he has free reign to get the offensive rebound and putback. Next play, Miller recognizes that his man is going to help defend Charlie Moore driving to the basket, which gives Miller the opportunity to get great positioning to get the putback.
One of my favorite things about Miller’s offensive game is his offball movement and ability to score offball, this is on display in this clip against Duke. Paolo Banchero is guarding Miller in the corner. Banchero gets caught watching the ball, Miller recognizes this and cuts to the basket and gets the easy lay-in.