Hurricanes’ Jordan Miller drafted by Los Angeles Clippers in second round

Jordan Miller did not come to the Hurricanes as a star, but he turned into one.

After helping lead Miami to two deep NCAA Tournament runs, Miller is headed to the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers drafted Miller with the 48th pick in the second round on Thursday night.

Miller, who transferred to UM after three seasons at George Mason, played in 73 games for Miami. He averaged 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds across two seasons.

In his final season with the Hurricanes, Miller averaged 15.3 points with 6.2 rebounds and was picked for the All-ACC second team.

Miller, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound guard, excelled in the postseason, highlighting the Hurricanes’ tournament run with a 27-point game where he made all 20 of his shot attempts against Texas in the Elite Eight (7 for 7 from the floor, 13 for 13 from the free-throw line).

“During the course of his career, not only was he able to contribute but he just kept expanding his role,” Miami coach Jim Larrañaga said in April. “He just kept doing more and more really, really well. That’s why, throughout the season, I called him the most underrated player in the country. He was so good at everything. I don’t think anybody knew that this guy was going to score the way he did, rebound the way he did, defend the way he did, assist the way he did.”

Staff writer Sam Sklar contributed to this report.