ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) – Matt Milon is coming home. The former Oviedo High School star has officially signed on to play his final season of college basketball at UCF, head coach Johnny Dawkins announced on Wednesday.
Milon, who started his career at Boston College, has spent the last two seasons at William & Mary. The 6-foot-5 sharpshooter averaged 13.0 points per game, while shooting 41.3 percent from three-point range and 80.3 percent from the free throw line in two years with the Tribe.
“It’s great to get Matt back home to play in front of Knight Nation,” Dawkins said. “He can really shoot the ball effectively and will open up a lot of things for us with his ability to knock down shots. He’s a hard worker with outstanding leadership qualities and we’re excited to have this great young man be a part of the UCF Family.”
At Oviedo High School, Milon was the Florida Class 7A Player of the Year and an All-State selection in 2014 and 2015. He was a finalist for Florida’s Mr. Basketball award, averaging 23.0 points and 7.0 rebounds while leading Oviedo to the state championship game as a senior.
Milon joins recent signee Dazon Ingram from Alabama as graduate transfers on the UCF roster for 2019-20. The two will look to create a formidable backcourt for the Knights in hopes of following up on UCF’s best season in program history in 2018-19.
Milon and Ingram will be joined by other newcomers freshmen Tony Johnson Jr. and Darin Green Jr., as well as junior college transfers Avery Diggs and Moses Bol. Other new faces for 2019-20 will be Ibrahim Famouke Doumbia, Dre Fuller Jr. and Yuat Alok, who all sat out last season.
The Knights are coming off of the best season in program history, advancing to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament and finishing 24-9 overall. UCF defeated VCU for its first NCAA Tournament win, before ultimately falling to top-seeded Duke at the buzzer in the Second Round.