UL ROUNDUP: Miller Leaves Basketball Team; QB Prospect Commits

Justin Miller is no longer a Ragin’ Cajun.

The University of Louisiana power forward announced via his Twitter account on Wednesday night that he was leaving the men’s basketball program. In the past three seasons, Miller played in 97 games and started 59 of those contests.

Miller wrote in the post, “First off, I would like to thank everyone at the University of Louisiana, and the city of Lafayette for welcoming me with open arms 3 years ago. I made friendships that will last the rest of my life and for that I am grateful. With this being said I will be leaving the program and will exploring other options that God put in front of me. Thank you to all the people that support and believe in my decision.”

The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Miller appeared in 32 games (26 starts) averaging 25.3 minutes, 9.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this past season for the Ragin’ Cajuns. 

QB commits to UL

The Ragin’ Cajuns football team picked up a late QB commit this week.

Brayden Hawkins announced on Twitter late Wednesday that he had committed to the Ragin’ Cajuns football team. The 6-foot-3, 221-pound prostyle quarterback has had an interesting college career so far.

Hawkins committed to UTEP in Feb. 2018 but decommitted last July before arriving on campus. A few weeks after that, Hawkins committed to Maryland as a preferred walk-on but left the Terps program after one year and was going to enroll at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Hawkins though came on an official visit recently to UL and opted to commit to the team now instead of after playing this coming season at NMCC.

According to 247Sports, the High Point, North Carolina native is not eligible to play this fall and will not count as an official recruit until the 2020 class.

UL vs. Eastern Michigan on gridiron

The UL football team has agreed this week to a home-and home with Eastern Michigan of the Mid-American Conference.

The first meeting will take place on Sept. 10, 2022 at Cajun Field and the second will be on Sept. 20, 2025 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The two programs have faced each other twice before in 2005 and 2006. The Eagles won the first game 31-10 in 2005 and the Cajuns took the second game 33-14 in 2006.

UL is 12-9 all-time against members of the MAC.