Rifen Miguel’s search for a new home post-JUCO appears to be coming to an end.
The second-team All-Panhandle Conference forward announced that he would be deciding between UMass, Ohio, Jacksonville State and Milwaukee-Wisconsin.
“Those were the four schools I could see myself in their program being successful the way I want,” Miguel explained. “I feel like they were the best four schools for me.”
Miguel averaged 7.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season before his year was cut short due to a season-ending injury he sustained vs Pensacola State.
Prior to his injury, Miguel scored in double-figures in three straight games and that’s why college coaches still believed in him.
These four schools are the ones that stuck out to Miguel and hung around, despite him not playing. Here’s what he had to say about each of his finalist.
UMass: I have a good relationship with the coaches and they have a really good culture.
Ohio: I like the coaches, it’s a good league to go make an impact right away, and make a name for yourself.
Jacksonville State: It’s a great program. I like the coaches there too because they know everything about JUCO players.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin: I have a good relationship with coach Matt [Holt]. He’s got a plan for me. It’s a good program and a good league to go be successful.