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CALEB MILLS

#4

Player profile

(Updated August 2021)
position
Guard
height
6-5
weight
180
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year
Junior - Redshirt
hometown
Arden, N.C.
high school
Asheville Christian Academy
other college
University of Houston

CALEB MILLS' CAREER HIGHS

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), vs. Nebraska (11-27-22)
20 Point Games: 10 (last 21 vs. Florida, 11-18-22)
5 Steal Games: 2 (5 vs. Boston University, 11-24-21;  5 vs. UCF, 11-11-22)
5 Assist Games: 5 (last vs. Nebraska, 11-27-22)

HONORS

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)
2022 Florida State University Graduate (Social Sciences)

WHY I WEAR MY NUMBER

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.

WHAT'S IN A NAME

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

MY HOMETOWN

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.

ON MILLS

Graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Social Science on July 29, 2022…currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Athletic Coaching during his second full season as a member of the Florida State basketball program…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) at Houston…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…an outstanding scorer who has led two different programs in scoring in two different seasons (Houston in 2019-20 and Florida State in 2021-22)…enjoys playing in Florida State’s up-tempo offense and pressure defense schemes…his steals total in his first season showed how effective he can be as an on-ball defender…earned a team-leading 39 steals in 26 games (1.5 spg) – as he nearly doubled his steals total in the first 35 games of his career (39-21)…averaged nearly one full steal (1.5-0.6) more in his first season at Florida State as compared to his first two seasons and 35 games at Houston…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…earned two awards at Florida State’s Annual Honors Banquet in 2022…earned the Bob Sura Outstanding Offensive Player Award and the Best Free Throw Percentage Award.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2023)

Totaled 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in Florida State’s season opener against Stetson…was one of three Seminoles in double figure scoring against the Hatters (Nov. 7)…totaled 14 points, 4 assists and 2 steals in Florida State’s home game against Troy at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 14)…scored a team-leading 21 points with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in Florida State’s game against Florida (Nov. 18)…scored 12 points with assists 1 rebound and 1 steal in Florida State’s win over Mercer at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 21)…totaled 11 points, 4 assists and 2 steals in the first round of the ESPN Events Invitational (Nov. 24)…team-leading 16 points with 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in Florida State’s game against Stanford in the second round of the ESPN Events Invitational (Nov. 25)…totaled 9 points with a career-high tying 6 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot against Nebraska in the final round of the ESPN Events Invitational (Nov 27)…in double figures with 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in Florida State’s game against Purdue in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 30)…

SUMMER 2022 -- CANADIAN TOUR

Averaged 17.7 points (53 total points), 6.6 rebounds (20 total rebounds) 2.7 assists (8 total assists) and 1.3 steals (4 total steals) .596 from the field (28 of 47) in Florida State’s 3-game tour of Canada in August of 2022…Florida State’s leading scorer with 20 points on 10 of 16 shooting from the field (.625 percent) and 7 rebounds in Florida State’s 86-66 win over Ottawa in its first of three games on the tour of Canada…his 10 field goals made led the team as did his 7 defensive rebounds…also added 3 assists in the win…a starter and totaled a team-leading 24 points on 11 of 16 shooting from the field (.688 percent) and a perfect 2 of 2 from the free throw line in Florida State’s game two win over Carleton…totaled 4 assists and a team-leading 3 steals in the victory…scored 14 points on 7 of 15 made field goals with 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot in Florida State’s 90-74 win over McGill University in the final game of its Canadian Tour…the Seminoles finished 3-0on their 10-day tour of Canada.

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2022)

Averaged 12.7 points (first), 2.4 rebounds (eighth), a career-high 2.4 assists (third) and a career-high 1.5 steals (first) while making 30 3-point shots (third)…played in 26 of Florida State’s 31 games with a career-high 23 starts as he helped lead Florida State to a 17-14 overall record and a 10-10 mark in ACC play…scored in double figures 16 times including 11 times in ACC play…tied his career-high and scored his career-high of 27 points in Florida State’s win at Louisville (Jan. 8)…tied his career high with nine field goals made and was a perfect four of four from the free throw line in scoring his 27 points in the Seminoles’ 79-70 win over the Cardinals in Tallahassee…totaled 20 or more points in three different games with 22 against Purdue in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 30), 27 against Louisville and 21 against North Florida (Jan. 20)…continued to shoot the ball well from 3-point range as he one was one two Seminoles (also John Butler) who made 30 or more 3-point shots with 20 coming in ACC play…in his two full seasons, (2019-20 at Houston and 2021-22 at Florida State) of collegiate basketball, he has made 80 3-point shots and is shooting .360 from the 3-point line (80 of 222)…made a career-high tying five 3-point shots in scoring 19 points in Florida State’s 76-71 win at Syracuse…totaled 11 of his 19 points in the second half as the Seminoles rallied from a halftime deficit to gain the win (Jan. 15)..also made four 3-point shots in scoring 19 points against Pittsburgh in the Donald L. Tucker in Tallahassee (Feb. 9)…led the Seminoles with 39 steals and a career-high 1.5 steals per game average…totaled multiple steals in 13 of his 26 games played…his career-high of five steals came in the Seminoles’ victory over Boson University in the final game of the inaugural Jacksonville Classic (Nov. 24)…his ACC high of three steals came in back-to-back games against Clemson (Feb. 2) and Wake Forest (Feb. 5)…also earned three steals against Purdue in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge (Nov 30)…finished third on the team in assists with 63 and a 2.4 apg average as one of the Seminoles’ lead guards…tied his career-high and achieved his Florida State career-high with six assists in the Seminoles defeated Lipscomb, 97-60, in the Donald L. Tucker Center (Dec. 15)…three or more assists in 10 games including in five different ACC games…his ACC career-high of five assists (and 19 points) came in the Seminoles’ 76-71 win on the road at Syracuse…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 8 points with 3 assists and 2 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…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…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…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).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2021)

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).

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2020)

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).

AS A FRESHMAN (2019)

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.

AT T.C. ROBERSON

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.

AT ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN

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).

PERSONAL

Born July 24, 2000…Caleb is the son of Sheree and Demond Mills…has two brothers, Collin and Jalen, and one sister, Micayela…his sister graduated from Winston-Salem State in 2018…his brother is currently a sophomore basketball player at Anderson College in South Carolina…originally selected Houston over Florida State, Marquette, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech…earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science on July 29, 2022 and is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Athletic Coaching while playing his second season at Florida State.