The Florida state men’s basketball team had one of the top recruiting classes in the country back in 2021. And it got a lot better.
Houston Star Guard Caleb Mills, who was the preseason AAC Player of the Year, is moving to Florida. He told Rivals.com that he plans to sign up right away.
Mills has only played four games this season due to an ankle injury, averaging 9.5 points in 19 minutes per game when he announced last week that he was leaving Kelvin Sampson’s program.
“I’m grateful to Coach Sampson, my coaches and teammates for the opportunity in Houston,” said the native North Carolina American. “This decision allows me to play closer to home and is best for me and my family.”
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According to Rivals, the Seminoles already had the third best recruiting class in the country.
Mills is a 6-foot-3 guard who averaged 13.2 points per game last year for the Cougars, who were 23-8 in 2019-2020. Despite falling off the bench for seven games, he was the first freshman in 40 years to top Houston.
Mills scored 20 or more points eight times eight seasons ago, including a career high of 27 in a win in Tulsa (he scored the Cougars’ first 19 points in the second half of the win).
He was a 36 percent shooter from 3-point range, a 75.1 percent shooter from the free throw line, and was called up as a newcomer to the second All-AAC team.
* Learn more about Mills’ decision and analysis from Rivals.com here.
The North Carolina native was a three-star recruit who graduated from high school, according to Rivals, and chose Houston over Marquette, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Florida State.
According to various outlets, Mills has received interest from Kentucky, Texas, and North Carolina, among others, but has instead spurned them all to play for Leonard Hamilton’s program.
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