There was a point during the July period where the name Ian Miller was being tossed around more than any point guard on the East Coast. The 6-foot-1 junior from Charlotte, N.C. played very well in front of a number of coaches during the evaluation period. Now that the fall is here, Miller is still sorting through the high-majors that are actively pursuing him.
Miller scored like a man on a mission in July, particularly at the Peach State Summer Showcase. The offers began to really pour in after that event.
To date, Miller said Marquette, Kentucky, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Miami and Oklahoma have all offered him a scholarship. He added North Carolina, Memphis, UCLA and Kansas are also showing various amounts of interest.
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The interest is now being parlayed into visits. Miller said he will visit Kentucky on Oct. 10 and then trip to Clemson on Oct. 17 with his parents. He also said he would like to visit Florida and Virginia Tech during the basketball season.
With so much interest coming at him so quickly, Miller said he has taken notice and even likes a pair of schools at the moment.
"Clemson and Florida State really stand out," he said. "They both said that if I were to get injured that they'd still want to provide me with a free college education. They seem like they really care about me as the person and not just as a basketball player. That means a lot."
Outside of recruiting, the top 80 national prospect is getting settled into a new school this year. Miller also moved from South Mecklenburg High School to United Faith for his junior season. The four-star guard said the move was strictly academic.
"I'm looking forward to this year. It's a new experience. It's a good Christian school, smaller classes and I should do better there academically," Miller said. "That's why I went there. I think it will be good for me. And then when the season comes up, I'll be a little bit stronger and hopefully I'll be even better when the spring and summer comes back around."
Miller, one of the top 20 point guards in the country in the class of 2010, knows people want to see more of him at the point guard position. There has never really been any question on whether or not he can score.
"I want to play the point this year. I'm looking forward to it. I want to show that I can be a leader but also a guy that can control the tempo of my team. It's a big year for me," Miller said.