"His family and I'm sure a lot of his friends will be here for our game tomorrow," Harvard coach Tommy Amaker said. "He was an outstanding player for us last year. As fate would have it, we are here in his hometown ... to have an NCAA Tournament game and he's not able to be here with us."
Miller, who earned All-State honors three times in high school, played in 28 games last year for Harvard. He averaged 3.8 points per game and scored in double digit four times.
Amaker said he's found time to email Miller throughout Harvard's 19-9 season and run to its second straight Ivy League title.
"We miss him," Amaker said. "There's no question about it. Every time I have a chance to communicate and email with him, believe me, I say that to him."
Miller's Harvard teammates said some of those emails have been posted in the team's locker room throughout the season.
"I hope he's doing well and doing everything he needs to do on his mission," teammate Wesley Saunders said. "We can't wait to get him back because he's definitely a great addition to our team, and a great shooter. Whenever he gets back ... we will accept him back with open arms."
Amaker, too, said he is anxious for Miller's return to the team.
"He was an outstanding shooter and scorer for us last year as a freshman, and I think he's going to continue to do really, really neat things for Harvard," he said.