One of the top seniors left in the state of Texas yet to make a college
decision is Michael Milton (right), a shifty 6-6, 185 pound swingman from Plano (TX)
Milton was a First Team 5A All-State honoree, after averaging 21.9 points and
6.5 rebounds in leading Plano to the Regional Finals of the state tournament.
He was also named his district's MVP - over the likes of Illinois signee Warren
Carter. Milton is a leader who would often put the team on his back while
leading them to victory.
"Mike can take games over," said Plano head coach Tom Inman. "He's got a
scorer's mentality - but he doesn't play selfishly."
Milton is simply that, a scorer. The crafty lefty knows how to put the ball in
the basket, whether it be from long range or up close, shooting outside,
driving to the hole, or posting up. His versatility allowed him to play just
about every position on the court for Inman's team.
Several schools are in the mix for Milton's services. Milton has taken an
official visit to hometown SMU and a trip to William & Mary is planned for this
upcoming week. Another trip to Texas Tech is also in the works. Inman also
notes that Nebraska and Northwestern have recently started calling.
Northwestern is familiar with former Plano players - one of Inman's former
players, Winston Blake, just finished off his career at Evanston.
According to Inman, one head coach on Milton's list has been especially
impressed by Milton's game.
"Bobby Knight really likes Mike's skill level," he said. "He just brings so
much to the table."
As talented a scorer Milton is, Inman wouldn't mind seeing him get meaner on
the floor at the next level, as well as improve on some of the other little
things to get better.
"I'd really like him to tear the rim down when finishing," he said. "He also
needs to keep getting stronger and could also improve his footspeed."
Milton takes his academics very seriously, accumulating a 3.3 GPA while taking
honors courses. He scored a whopping 1140 on the SAT. To that end, his
decision may not have much to do with how much playing time he gets as a
"He sees the big picture," said Inman. "It's about getting an education with
Be sure to stay tuned where this sleeper of a student-athlete will sign on the
Jed Tai ia a senior writer for Hoopville.com.