Raleigh-Egypt High School from Memphis, Tenn., moved up to the highest classification in the state, nonetheless, the Pharaohs are still up to their winning ways with an 8-1 mark. And although top player Maurice Miller has moved to a different position, he is still leading the way with his unselfish play.
"I've moved to the off guard position this year," said Miller, 6-foot-1, 183-pounds. "We start three guards, and I'm the biggest of the three. It was a little shaky at first, not being at the point, but I've adapted because I want to do whatever it takes for us to win."
Although he does not have the ball in his hands as much as he is used to, Miller is still the catalyst for his team with his passing ability.
"I've really been passing the ball," he said. "That is what the crowd comes to watch me do. Teams are keying on me and bringing the double team to me, and I'm finding the open man. I am getting at least 10 assists and probably around 13 points."
College coaches are taking notice of Miller's winning ways. Miller, the No. 82 ranked prospect in the class of 2007, now claims offers from Memphis, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Tennessee, Ole Miss, UAB and South Florida. A plethora of other schools are showing strong interest as well.
Although he is open to the many schools that are recruiting him, Miller does have a slight favorite.
"There are just so many schools right now," he said. "I just feel blessed to be in the position I am in. Tennessee, Alabama, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Arkansas and Memphis have all watched me play this year, and I'm interested in all those schools. I also like Louisville, Illinois and Villanova, schools that are guard oriented.
"My favorite school right now, though, is Memphis. I love their style of play. It is a guard style, and they play together and make the extra pass."
So with Memphis' resurgence as a national power, is Miller a forgone conclusion to stay home? Not necessarily.
"I have a lot of people telling me to stay home, but I don't know if I will do that," he said. "I'll be looking at the campuses and the personnel of the schools I visit. Academics is my main priority. I really believe in getting my grades, and I know my mom does too."