Master P’s son, Hercy Miller, has chosen an HBCU over UCLA, USC, and other popular college choices. The young scholar, who plays basketball at Minnehaha Academy in Minnesota, recently gave an explanation for choosing Tennessee State University (TSU) over the others.
“I want to be a leader, and a dream of mine and a goal of mine is to change the narrative,” Hercy shared. “I want to show people you don’t have to go to one of these big schools, Power Five conference schools, just to be great,” the young athlete added. “There are a lot of great people who came out of HBCUs or mid-major schools. I want to be the next one.”
Many rising star athletes pursue Division One colleges and universities in the hope of playing for professional sports leagues. In fact, it is not uncommon for those hoping to play for the NBA or NFL to commit to Division One schools while desiring to attend another college or university. Hercy Miller hopes to establish a different perspective.
“When he told [Tennessee State] coach Penny [Brian Collins], ‘This is where I want to go,’ it was a surprise to all of us,” Master P said of his son’s decision to attend TSU in the fall. “I think this is bigger than just going to a school and bigger than basketball,” the celebrity father said. “What Hercy is doing is going to change the game, and I think a lot of great players are going to want to go to HBCUs.”
Master P expressed his desire to own an HBCU in the future. The No Limits Records founder has already gotten into the food industry with his Uncle P’s brand that is meant to rival that of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s products. Uncle P’s offers “Louisiana Seasoned” food options that include rice, beans, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, and grits.
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