As the head coach at Cheshire Academy for more than a decade, Bill Casson produced his fair share of Division I players. And despite relocating to the Trinity Pawling School in Pawling, N.Y., this year, it looks like he has another promising talent in 6-8 junior combo forward Dante Milligan (right).
Milligan is no stranger to the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com. He impressed us with his potential last summer at both the Eastern Invitational Camp and the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas with the Student Athlete Broncos.
We also had a chance to catch Milligan in action this past December with Trinity Pawling at the New York City Boys Club Tournament. Milligan is a bouncy and agile athlete with a knack for rebounding in traffic. While his height and agility make him an effective inside player, Milligan likes to face the basket and shows signs of making the transition to the three slot at the next level.
While it is still very early to say how high Milligan will be recruited next year, Casson said he has fielded calls from Providence and Siena regarding Milligan.
Prior to enrolling at Trinity Pawling, Milligan attended a pair of other boarding schools -- Rectory in Connecticut and Episcopal in Alexandria, Va. He is a native of New York City.
This past season, the slender 190 pounder averaged 16 points and nine rebounds, and shot roughly 41 percent from beyond the three point line.
Casson said Milligan is a solid student who boasts over a 3.0 GPA and has already surpassed the minimum NCAA requirement on the SAT.
IR will keep you posted on Milligan and other prospects in the Class of 2003 in the coming months, so stay tuned.