As the Mississippi high school basketball season begins, uncommitted seniors and underclassmen alike will look to turn the heads of college coaches around the country; all the while striving for the ultimate goal of a state championship. Among those uncommitted seniors is Meridian High School’s six-foot, three-inch point guard, Miles Miller.
Miller has helped lead Meridian to a fast 8-1 start on the season, while averaging 23 points and five assists a game. When asked about the strong start and his team’s expectations, Miller said, “We started the season ranked number one in the state; right now we’re number two. So, our goal right now is to reach that top spot and win a state championship at the end of the season.” He also noted that the team has other future Division 1 players as well, which is a major contributing factor to his team’s success.
With the success of his team, the class of 2018 point guard has been able to reach success on a personal level after racking up offers from Navy, Jackson State, and Division 2 Lincoln Memorial. He also listed Murray State and Southeastern Louisiana as other schools showing interest. Miller told W2W that he had made visits to Navy, Southeastern Louisiana, and Xavier, and plans to visit Murray State as well.
One thing he says will play a major factor in the recruiting process is a program’s ability to win. “I’ve won all my life, so I want to keep that tradition going,” said Miller, “But I also want to play for a school that will prepare me for life after basketball, so that if I don’t make it to the league I’ll still be set for life.”
“As of now I’m taking things slow,” Miller said when asked about the timetable on his decision, “At first I wanted to commit early, but things didn’t work out how I wanted. Right now, I’m just seeing what all (offers) I can get.”
Those offers may very realistically continue to roll in as Miller and Meridian continue to win. With the season still being young, look for other schools to soon jump in the picture and try to land one of the best prospects Mississippi has to offer.