FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach John Schweitz has announced that 6-8, 215-pound sophomore center Bobby Miller of Greenville has transferred to FMU from Nyack College and will join the Patriot program for the 2004-05 season.
After being redshirted during the 2002-03 season, Miller started 20 games for the Purple Pride last season and averaged 4.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He connected on 46.6 percent of his field goal attempts and led Nyack with 38 blocked shots in 31 contests.
Located in Nyack, N.Y., Miller’s former school is a member of the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Nyack also placed fourth in the 2004 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) national tournament.
Miller is a graduate of Mauldin High School, where he earned All-County and Defensive Player of the Year honors.
“Bobby will be a major presence in the paint for us,” said Schweitz. “He has a lot of basketball intelligence and possesses the ability to score around the hoop, but his biggest impact will be on the defensive end of the floor.”
Francis Marion returns seven lettermen from last season’s 27-4 squad that ended the regular season ranked fifth nationally and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Division II national tournament.
Schweitz previously announced that 6-1 junior point guard Sean Kennedy of Columbia was transferring to FMU from Brunswick Community College.