The 6-foot-3, 180-pound three-star recruit chose to attend Tennessee State over Division I college programs like LSU, Vanderbilt and UCLA.
Rap mogul Master P’s still got the hook up. In a new interview with TMZ Sports, P revealed that he’s landed a $2.5 million endorsement deal for his son Hercy Miller. The contract would make Hercy the highest paid college basketball player in the nation, P says. But there’s only one problem: Hercy will have to wait until the NCAA changes its rules to allow student athletes to be paid for their name, image or likeness.
In November 2020, the NCAA unveiled a series of proposals that would allow college athletes to make money beginning in August. However, a major stipulation allows schools to prevent the athletes from acquiring deals that are conflicting with existing contracts the school has arranged.
“We have a lot of deals on the table, not only for Hercy, but for [son] Mercy,” P told TMZ. “In August, the league is changing, the NCAA. You’ll be able to make money off your likeness [and] you’ll be able to do marketing deals.”
“So, right now I have a deal on the table for Hercy for $2.5 million. He never even played a lick of [college] basketball,” P continued. “I told Hercy he’ll probably be the highest paid college player in college basketball history if he do this deal. Guys that are going to the G League, they’re not even getting that type of money.”
“Like my dad’s saying for me, I work hard. I want to be able to make money off my own name,” Hercy said. The No Limit Records founder and former NBA player called the NCAA’s new rule a “game changer.” “It’s going to make kids want to stay in college too,” P suggested.