Master P has shown his versatility when it comes to music and wealth accumulation. He is carrying his son, Hercy Miller, along with him.
The rapper and entrepreneur has reportedly landed a $2.5 million endorsement deal for Miller, who will be attending Tennessee State University, a Historically Black University College. The deal will make him the highest-paid college basketball in U.S. history.
However, before the deal could materialize, they have to wait until the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) overhaul its rules to make student players to be paid for their name, image, or likeness, according to REVOLT TV.
“In August, the league is changing, the NCAA. You’ll be able to make money off your likeness [and] you’ll be able to do marketing deals,” Master P tells TMZ Sports. “I told Hercy he’ll probably be the highest-paid college player in college basketball history if he do this deal. Guys that are going to the G League, they’re not even getting that type of money.”
Master P continues: “So, right now I have a deal on the table for Hercy for $2.5 million. He never even played a lick of [college] basketball.”
NCAA in November 2020 announced a series of reforms to allow student-athletes to make money beginning in August, according to REVOLT TV. Master P is convinced the new NCAA rule will not only be a “game-changer,” but “it’s going to make kids want to stay in college too.”
Master P’s son is said to have chosen Tennessee State University over Division I college programs like LSU, Vanderbilt, UCLA, and the University of Southern California. “I feel like if I go to an HBCU, I can put a spotlight on for all the HBCUs around so that’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to make a change. I want to make a difference,” Hercy previously told TMZ Sports.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound three-star helped his Minnehaha Academy RedHawks win the 2021 Minnesota Boys Basketball Class AAA State Championship in April. He also led his team with 24 points in the championship game. His brother Mercy scored 15 points.
“Like my dad’s saying for me, I work hard. I want to be able to make money off my own name,” Hercy said.