Master P is working to own an HBCU and his son is heading to one to play college basketball.

Hercy Miller, son of the hip-hop icon, has committed to play his college basketball at Tennessee State University. He is a rated as three-star shooting guard out of Minnehaha Academy (MN).

Miller said it came down to two schools located in Nashville: Tennessee State and Vanderbilt. Miller told ESPN why he chose TSU over the SEC school.

“I’ve been taught to be a leader, and not follow the crowd. And I want to make a change, I want to make a difference,” Miller said. “With me, I can change the narrative. People think that you need to go to a big school to become a pro or be great. That’s not true.”

Miller had offers from USC, Missouri and Louisiana State University (LSU). His father is from New Orleans. 

Master P says his son going to an HBCU is “huge” for the culture.

“This is going to change the narrative. This is about economic empowerment and teaching that. And being able to show that these HBCUs is on the spotlight,” the elder Miller said. “I think so many kids behind him will be coming to do this now. I’m talking about top athletes like Hercy.”

Master P is encouraging the business community to support HBCUs. In a recent social media post Master P states “I challenge business people in the communities to start investing in HBCUs. #WeStrongerTogether Salute to the Tennessee State student that made this sweatshirt @mr.booked_and_busy Can’t wait till the season starts @hercymiller #Godisgood

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