Bison men’s basketball parts ways with center Dylan Miller
FARGO — The need for the North Dakota State men’s basketball team to find an interior player is more intense than ever these days. Bison head coach Dave Richman said junior center Dylan Miller won’t return to the team next season.
The 6-foot-8 Miller saw his role diminish over the course of the last two years, starting 19 of 29 games as a sophomore and four of 22 games this past season. He was suspended for three games late in the year for a violation of team rules and never did get back into the rotation.
“We just felt his actions weren’t reflecting the Bison and felt in the best interest of the program to move in a different direction,” Richman said.
Miller averaged 3.4 points two years ago and 2.9 points and 1.6 rebounds last season. His departure along with the early graduation of junior center Spencer Eliason leaves the Bison with Deng Geu, sophomore Rocky Kreuser and redshirt freshman Jordan Meidinger as the only players on the roster taller than 6-foot-8. Geu will be a junior and Kreuser a sophomore.
Richman said sophomore guard Nnamdi Van Dulm, who played sparingly in six games this past season, will also transfer.
“Nnamdi is exploring his options,” Richman said. “And I’m not sure if Dylan is going to continue to play anymore.”
On the flipside, Richman said the market for transfer players is as high as ever.
“Oh yeah, it’s an ungodly amount,” he said. “In this day and age, it’s a fluid situation with college basketball. I just think it’s a different game in that respect.”