Coming into this season Caleb Mills of Houston was selected as the AAC Preseason Player of the Year. At this point as the calendar turned to 2021, he had only played in four games and was coming off the bench while averaging just 19 minutes a game. A lot was expected for the sophomore guard, a year after leading the Houston Cougars in scoring as a freshman. He has dealt with a nagging ankle injury this season which has limited his games and minutes. In his absence, the Kansas transfer Quentin Grimes has taken over as the lead dog in Houston’s backcourt.
Kelvin Sampson has another outstanding team in Houston and it’s been done without his presumptive best player. Adding a talent like Mills would be nice but they still are working with the best backcourt in the AAC with Quentin Grimes and Mark Sasser leading the way for the Cougars.
Houston’s Caleb Mills will transfer, per release. Was the American Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year.
Mills: “This decision allows me to play closer to home and is best for me and my family.”
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 6, 2021
With Mills looking to play closer to home, it will be interesting to see where he ends up with the six-foot-three guard hailing from North Carolina. He was recruited by a few ACC schools out of high school including Wake Forest, Clemson, and Georgia Tech. He will most certainly be in high demand on the transfer market over the coming weeks and months.