Congratulations are in order for the multi hyphenated business mogul Master-P as his star athlete son Hercy Miller has chosen to enroll in a HBCU instead of the numerous division I schools he’s been offered!
The 19 year old basketball superstar announced over the weekend that he has officially committed to playing at Tennessee State University and has declined offers from Vanderbilt, Louisiana State University, UCLA and more reports Atlanta Black Star.
Hercy has stated that his decision was made upon wanting to be apart of the narrative of schools that have the ability to birth careers of high profile student athletes that choose HBCUS over other the most often celebrated schools.
“I want to be a leader, and a dream of mine and a goal of mine is to change the narrative,” states Hercy to local news.
“I want to show people you don’t have to go to one of these big schools, Power Five conference schools, just to be great. There are a lot of great people who came out of HBCUs or mid-major schools. I want to be the next one.”
He goes on to say that successful public figures such as Oprah Winfrey and Portland Trail Blazer forward Rob Covington attended TSU as well. His brother Romeo Miller also played basketball at the University of Southern California.
“When he told [Tennessee State] coach Penny [Brian Collins], ‘This is where I want to go,’ it was a surprise to all of us. I think this is bigger than just going to a school and bigger than basketball. What Hercy is doing is going to change the game, and I think a lot of great players are going to want to go to HBCUs,” states Master P.