Master P, real name Percy Robert Miller, made his name as a rapper and as a successful record producer and entrepreneur in the late 1990s, but some may not realize he was also an NBA basketball player. The founder of No Limits Records briefly played for the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors and he even has his own basketball league called Global Mixed Gender Basketball. Now her 19 year old son Hercy Miller follows in his footsteps. In fact, he’s just made NCAA history. Read on to find out how.
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After the NCAA announced on June 30 that it allowed college athletes to make money from their fame, Hercy was one of the first to agree to a brand support deal. For the big salary of $ 2 million, Hercy will become the brand ambassador for technology company Web Apps America. According to the agreement, the company will be able to market the name, likeness and image of Hercy. According to his father, the company sought him out because he was an A student referred to an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges And Universities.)
“It’s amazing,” Master P told TMZ. “It’s going to change the way varsity athletes want to stay in school.… I’m proud of my son.”
“Like my dad said, it’s a blessing,” Hercy added. “I learned from my dad, I’m going to start by giving back to the community and everyone around me. I have a camp on July 21.… I give back to the children.”
Hercy, however, announced that he was going to have his first car: a Tesla.
After the summer, 6’3 “point guard Hercy will join the Tennessee State University (TSU) men’s basketball team in Nashville, which competes in the Division I Ohio Valley Conference. of the NCAA. Former team members continued to play in the NBA, including Ben warley, Robert covington, Dick barnett, John barnhill, Robinson Truck, Anthony mason, and Carlos rogers.
“Hercy Miller is one of the fastest growing high school goalies in the country,” TSU head coach Brian “Penny” Collins said in a statement when Miller signed up for school in the spring. “His defensive prowess will show when he steps onto the floor of the Gentry Center. His leadership skills, tenacity and contagious personality are some of his traits that I really look forward to training. Hercy will make TSU fans happy. proud. “
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Hercy was also accepted into many other schools. According to 247Sports, Hercy has also received offers from Vanderbilt, LSU, UCLA, USC, Missouri, South Carolina, Arizona, Georgetown and several other top schools. He decided to go with the Tigers saying he wanted to show other young athletes that they could be successful in the sport by going to an HBCU.
“I want to be a leader and one of my dreams and one of my goals is to change the narrative. I want to show people that you don’t have to go to one of these great schools, the schools of Power Five conference, just to be awesome, ”Hercy said when he made his announcement in March, according to the Nashville Tennessee. “There are a lot of great people out of HBCU or middle school. I want to be next.”
Master P told the outlet: “I think it’s bigger than going to a school and bigger than basketball. What Hercy does is going to change the game and I think a lot of great players will want to go to HBCU. “
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Hercy is one of Maître P.’s nine children. Along with Hercy, two others have followed their father to the court. There is the rapper and the basketball player Little Romeo, 31; actor and producer / DJ Vercy “Young V”, 29; actor Veno, 29; actor Tytyana, 29; r & b artist Inté, 28; actor and singer Cymphonic, 24; actor Italy, 22; and basketball player Pity, 15.
Lil Romeo received a scholarship to play basketball for the University of Southern California Trojans in 2007. Mercy, also a 6-foot-3 point guard like Hercy, is another aspiring Miller family star. He played alongside Hercy for one of Minnesota’s top basketball programs: Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. Master P also hinted at TMZ that he was also working on a deal for Mercy.
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