Known for his strong leadership at the point guard position for Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis, Tenn., Maurice Miller will have to take on more of a scoring role for the Pharaohs, who were hit hard by graduation. After a solid summer, Miller, 6-foot-1, 183-pounds, enters the season as the No. 82 ranked player in the class of 2007 and has four offers on the table.
"Clemson, Tennessee, Ole Miss and UAB have already offered," said Miller. "I am also hearing a lot from Illinois, but they haven't offered. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, UNLV, Mississippi State and Memphis are some other schools that are recruiting me right now."
Miller, who averaged 15 points and a very impressive 12 assists per game last year, is ready to take on an expanded role this year in leading Raleigh-Egypt to the state tournament, where they seem to be every spring.
"I'll just need to be more of a leader this year," said Miller. "I'll be ready to do whatever it takes to win."
Still very open in his recruitment and without any sort of set school list, Miller is willing to leave the state of Tennessee and the south to attend college.
"I'll go anywhere that will benefit me and my position," said Miller. "I just want to have a great college experience."
Maurice Miller scouting report:
A very physical lead guard, Miller has a good feel for what it takes to lead a team to victory. Able to defend penetration and then get into the lane himself, Miller excels at distributing the basketball. More of a midrange scorer, Miller needs to extend his shooting range.