Diamond Miller declared for the WNBA draft, according to a release from the league. The move ends her four-year career with Maryland women’s basketball.
After leading the Terps to their first Elite Eight appearance since 2015, Miller will not use her extra year of eligibility from the COVID-19 pandemic and instead look to compete at the next level.
Miller is now the third Terp eligible to be drafted along with Abby Meyers and Elisa Pinzan, who both declared. Meyers averaged 14.3 points per game while Pinzan averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 assists per game.
In her senior season, Miller averaged 19.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. She was named to the second All-American team by the Associated Press, USBWA and the Athletic and was named to the All-Big Ten first team.
Over her four years at Maryland, she averaged 14.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Miller leaves Maryland as the program’s 10th-highest scorer with 1,706 career points.
The Athletic predicts that Miller will be picked second in the draft by the Minnesota Lynx, right behind Aliyah Boston. However, if Boston decides to remain at South Carolina for her fifth year, Miller could potentially move up to the No. 1 slot.
Miller was the only starter who returned to Maryland for the 2022-23 season after Angel Reese and Ashley Owusu transferred at the end of the 2021-22 season.
With Miller’s departure, the Terps have three open spots on their roster for next season after freshmen Mila Reynolds and Ava Sciolla entered the transfer portal and Amiyah Reynolds de-committed yesterday.