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Quincy Miller: Baylor Basketball’s Freshman of the Decade

He wins ODB’s award

Mississippi State v Baylor Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Quincy Miller is our selection for Baylor Basketball’s Freshman of the Decade.

Decade. Miller earned two first place votes while Perry Jones and Jared Butler each earned one.

Here’s the video on Miller’s season:

Here is a text version:

Quincy Miller, a North Carolina man with 13 brothers and sisters, came to Baylor as the nation’s No. 4 recruit. His monstrous freshman season earns him our freshman of the decade award.

Miller was an excellent offensive player. His freshman season was his first year back from an ACL injury. You wouldn’t have known it watching him. He mixed spin moves that could destroy bigger players, with hesitation moves to wreck the impatient. He played just before everyone taller than 6’8 was expected to make threes, and yet he was a reliable option from beyond the arc, hitting 35% of his nearly five attempts a game.

The camera and the spreadsheet loved Miller. He finished in the top 20 in the Big 12 in field goals, free throws, free throw percentage, rebounds, blocks, points, offensive rating, defensive rating and usage rate.

Miller and LeBryan Nash shared conference freshman of the year honors. Miller is the only Bear to win Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

Although some would have liked Miller to be around longer than a cup of coffee, his one season is a reminder of why everyone wants one-and-done players. Baylor made the Big 12 Tournament Championship and the Elite Eight. They wouldn’t have achieved either honor without him.