Belton, TX – Former University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s basketball player Marlon Miller will have a chance to continue his career after signing a contract with a professional basketball team in Germany on Monday. Miller, a guard for the UMHB men from 2010-2012, signed a one-year contract with the Crailsheim Merlins of Regionalliga Südwest. Miller will depart for Germany within the next week. The Merlins season will start in October and run through April.
“This is a step that I want to take and I’ve always wanted to play professionally, so I am excited about the opportunity,” Miller said. “I want to make a career for myself on and off the court and be financially stable. This is a way for me to use the gifts that God has given me to do that.”
Miller was a two-year letterman for the Cru from Belton High School. He was a two-time ASC All-West Division selection and earned All-Conference honors after leading the UMHB men in scoring as a senior. Miller averaged 18.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game as a senior and added 56 assists and 38 steals. The Cru went 48-11 during his two seasons on campus and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championships both years.
Miller is expected to play point guard for the Merlins. He drew the club’s attention while participating with almost 200 players at the Instant Exposure Camp in Las Vegas this spring. Miller joins Kevin Guyden, Brandon Gatlin and Patrick Oliver as former UMHB players to sign professional contracts in the past five years. Guyden and Gatlin both played professionally in Kosovo while Oliver played in Iceland.