We continue our UNC basketball player season in review series with reserve junior big man Walker Miller
Walker Miller joined the North Carolina men’s basketball program as a walk-on in the fall of 2017. The brother of former UNC sharpshooter, Wes Miller, Walker had already committed to Dartmouth, but spurned the Ivy League school to become a Tar Heel.
He knew that playing time in Chapel Hill would be scarce, but it was a no-brainer for Miller once North Carolina head coach Roy Williams offered him the opportunity to join the Tar Heels. And the playing time has, indeed, been scarce for Miller, who logged just a minute-and-a-half per game over his first two seasons at North Carolina.
He saw nearly twice as much time on the court as a junior, averaging 2.7 minutes per game in a career-high 23 appearances. He tied a career-high of four points against Gonzaga in December when he knocked down his only field goal attempt of the game, and a pair of free throws in just six minutes off the bench.
Miller notched a career-best 15 minutes off the bench in a mid-February game at Wake Forest. He scored two points, and pulled down a career-high four rebounds, while providing the Tar Heels with some much-needed front court support off the bench.
Miller is entering his final season of college eligibility, and will look to support the new-look Tar Heels in any way that he can, while hopefully increasing his productivity in the process.
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