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Player profile

(Updated August 2021)
Sophomore - Redshirt
Arden, N.C.
high school
Asheville Chritian Academy
other college
University of Houston


PTS: 27 vs. Tulsa (2-19-20), vs. Louisville (1-8-22)
REBS: 6 vs. Memphis (3-1-20)
BLKS: 3 vs. Wake Forest (2-5-22)
STLS: 5 vs. Boston University (11-24-21)
ASTS: 6 at East Carolina (1-29-20), vs. Lipscomb (12-15-21)


AAC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 16, 2019)
AAC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 27, 2020)
AAC Basketball Honor Roll (Jan. 23, 2020, Feb. 24, 2020)
2020 All-AAC Freshman Team
2020 All-AAC Second Team
2020-2021 AAC Preseason Player of the Year
2021-22 ACC Impact Transfer (CBS Sports)


I chose to wear No. 4 at Florida State to give myself a fresh start at my new school.  I have worn either two or three my whole life, and even if they had been available, I would have asked to wear a new number in my first season at Florida State.

The No. 4 has been worn by 12 different Seminoles including NBA Draft picks Dwayne Bacon (2016-17), Patrick Williams (2019-20) and Scottie Barnes (2020-21).  Bacon was a second-round pick of the New Orleans Pelicans in 2017; Williams was a first-round pick of the Bulls in 2020) and Barnes was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors.  Bacon signed with the New York Knicks in 2021.


My full name is Caleb Demond Mills.  Caleb is a named my mom liked and Demond is my father’s first name.


My hometown of Arden, N.C. is a nice area with really nice scenery throughout the town.  It has a nice pace to it and it’s a town that I have really enjoyed growing up in.


A transfer student-athlete from the University of Houston where he was a member of the basketball team for three seasons…played one full season (2019-20) and four games of another (2020-21)…is immediately eligible with three seasons of eligibility remaining as his career begins at Florida State…selected Florida State over Kentucky, Texas, NC State, and North Carolina after entering the NCAA Transfer Portal…entered the transfer portal on Jan. 5, 2021 and committed to Leonard Hamilton and Florida State on Jan. 12, 2021…enrolled at Florida State and successfully completed his academic coursework during the spring semester of 2021…named to the All-AAC second team as a freshman in 2019-20 and to the 2019-20 AAC All-Freshman team…a two-time AAC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 27, 2020 and Dec. 16, 2019)…named to the AAC Honor Roll twice as a freshman (Feb. 24, 2020 and Jan. 13, 2020)…named as the Preseason AAC Player of the Year prior to the start of the 2020-21 season…was Houston’s leading scorer as a redshirt freshman (2019-20) and is a high-level scorer, with good length, who is fearless, and can make plays with the ball in his hands…a strong, nearly unbeatable one on one player…will demonstrate his athletics skills and be one of the fastest players in college basketball during his career as a Seminole the first freshman in 40 years (and just the second freshman in school history) to lead the Cougars in scoring during the 2019-20 season…scored 20 or more points in eight games during the 2019-20 season…scored his career-high of 27 points in a win at Tulsa (Feb. 19, 2020)…is a .362 percent shooter from the 3-point range and a .751 percent shooter from the free throw line…totaled 448 points in 35 games played at Houston (12.8 points per game) and shot .780 from the free throw line for his career at Houston.


Scored 14 points, pulled down 5 rebounds, totaled 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot as a starter in his Florida State debut to lead the Seminoles to a 105-70 win over Penn at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 10)…a team-leading 13 points, 3 assists, 3 steals and one blocked shot in Florida State’s win over Tulane, 59-54, at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Nov. 17)…a stat stuffer game with 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot in Florida State’s 73-45 win over Loyola Marymount in the semifinals of the Jacksonville Classic at the UNF Arena (Nov. 21)…scored eight points with three assists and two steals in the Seminoles’ 81-58 win over Missouri in the championship game of the Inaugural Jacksonville Classic (Nov. 22)…a stat stuffer game with a team-high tying 17 points, 5 assists and a career-high 5 steals in the Seminoles’ 81-80 overtime victory over Boston University at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 24)…totaled a team and game-high 22 points with 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists in Florida State’s Big Ten / ACC Challenge game at Purdue (Nov. 30)…in double figures with 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in Florida State’s game against South Carolina in the Inaugural No Room for Racism Classic in Rock Hill, S.C. (Dec. 12)…totaled 8 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds in Florida State’s win 97-60 win over Lipscomb at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Dec. 15)…scored 13 points with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 blocked shot in Florida State’s 83-81 win over NC State at the PNC Arena in Raleigh (Jan. 1)…totaled 10 points (on a perfect 6 of 6 from the free throw line) with 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in Florida State’s ACC game on the road at Wake Forest (Jan. 4)…tied his career with 27 points (23 in the first half) with 4 rebounds and 1 assist in Florida State’s 79-70 win over Louisville at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Jan. 8)…scored a game-high 19 points on a career-high 5 3-point field goals made with 5 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in Florida State’s 76-71 road win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome…totaled 11 of his 19 points in the second half as the Seminoles rallied from a halftime deficit to gain the win (Jan. 15)…scored 18 points with 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots and 1 assist in Florida State’s 79-78 overtime victory over No. 5 Duke in Tallahassee…was Florida State’s leading scorer in the Seminoles’ first win over a ranked team this season (Jan. 18)…tied for the team-high with 21 points to go along with 4 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in Florida State’s 86-73 win over UNF at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Jan. 20)…led Florida State with 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in the Seminoles’ 61-60 win over Miami at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables (Jan. 18)…double figure scoring with 15 points, 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocked shots against Wake Forest (Feb. 5)…totaled 19 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in Florida State’s game against Pittsburgh in Tallahassee (Feb. 9)…a team-high 19 points with 3 rebounds and 2 assists in Florida State’s 89-76 win over NC State at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee on Senior Day…was nearly perfect from the field (7 of 8) and was perfect from the free throw line (5 of 5) in his return from an ankle injury (March 5)…totaled 5 points with 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 24 minutes of play against Syracuse in the second round of the ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (March 9)…


Averaged 9.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in four games at Houston before making the decision to leave the program…scored in double figures three times coming off the bench in all four of his appearances…made his season debut in a win over Boise State in Southwest Showcase…totaled 12 points on four-of-six shooting from the field and four-of-four from the free throw line against Boise State (Nov. 27)…scored 12 points on four-of-four shooting from the free throw line with two steals in win at UCF (Dec. 26).


Averaged 13.2 points (first on the team) and 2.6 rebounds (seventh) while making 50 3-point field goals (second) in his only full season at Houston…named to the All-AAC Second Team and to the AAC All-Freshman team…a two-time AAC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 27, 2020 and Dec. 16, 2019)…named to the AAC Honor Roll twice as a freshman (Feb. 24, 2020 and Jan. 13, 2020)…played in 31 games with seven starts…one of four Cougars to play in all 31 games…helped lead the team to a 23-8 overall record and a share of the AAC regular season championship…was one of the nation’s top freshmen in leading the Cougars in scoring…led Houston in scoring and was 13th in the AAC (13.2 points per game)…finished tied for 12th in the league on three-point percentage (.365, 50 of 137), his scoring average of 13.2 points per games ranks as the fourth highest in Houston basketball history for a freshman…also third in Houston freshman single-season history with 409 points scored…attempted 371 field goals, setting the freshman single-season record for field goals attempted…shot .753 from the free throw line (73 of 97) and .385 from the field (143 of 371)…named as the AAC Freshman of the Week twice (Jan. 27, 2020 and Dec. 16, 2019)…made his career debut with seven points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals against Alabama State (Nov. 12)…a game-high 17 points with two rebounds and two assists coming off the bench against BYU (Nov. 15)…totaled 12 points, four rebounds, and two assists in win at Rice (Nov. 19)…led the Cougars past No. 11 Oregon with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field and four rebounds (Nov. 22)…scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field and grabbed three rebounds in victory over UT Arlington (Dec. 11)…scored a game-high 23 points, pulled down two rebounds, and earned one blocked shot against Oklahoma State (Dec. 15)…totaled 17 points and three rebounds as a first time starter against UTEP (Dec. 18)…tied for team-high scoring honors with 19 points, with three rebounds and two steals in a win over Washington at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic championship game (Dec. 25)…scored a game-high of 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting in victory at Temple (Jan. 7)…totaled 22 points and pulled down three rebounds at Tulsa (Jan. 11)…scored 15 points in win over SMU (Jan. 15)…scored a game-high 20 points, grabbed two rebounds, and added one block and one steal against UConn (Jan. 23)…gave Houston the lead for the remainder of the game with a baseline jumper and 50 seconds on the clock to beat UConn…scored a team-high of 18 points with three 3-pointers, six assists, and five rebounds in win at ECU (Jan. 29)…scored a game-high of 18 points on seven-of-ten shooting (four-of-seven from the 3-point line) in win over Tulane (Feb. 6)…totaled a game-high and career-high of 27 points in win over Tulsa (Feb. 19)…22 of his points against Tulsa were scored in the second half…game-high of 21 points and grabbed three rebounds at Memphis (Feb. 22)…scored 15 points, had three rebounds, three steals, and two assists in win over Cincinnati (March 1)…ended the season with 20 points and six rebounds at UConn (March 5).


Enrolled at the University of Houston as an early high school graduate but did not play in any games…earned a redshirt season while practicing with his Cougar teammates.


Graduated from T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C. in December of 2019 before leaving school early and enrolling at the University of Houston…attended T.C. Roberson for one semester but did not play basketball for the Rams.


Attended Asheville Christian Academy in Swannanoa, N.C. as a sophomore (2017) and a junior (2018)…ranked as the No. 6 overall player and the No. 17 combo guard in the state of North Carolina…named to the All-Southeast Super-Region Team as a junior (2017-18)…named as the tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 25.3 points over three games during the international tour in the Canary Islands…named to NCSAA Large-School Division First-Team as a sophomore (2016-17).


Born January 24, 2000…Caleb is the son of Sheree and Demond Mills…has two brothers, Collin and Jalen, and one sister, Micayela…originally selected Houston over Florida State, Marquette, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech…major is Social Science.