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Miller shining in underdog role

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Maximizing July is what every under the radar player tries to do. Houston area big man Dwight Miller certainly did that and now he’s eye-balling a number of schools for some fall visits.
The 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from St. Pius X High School shined at the Rbk U camp and followed it up with a productive showing in Las Vegas.
"It was successful but I don't think I did as well going into July to put myself into a better situation going into the month," Miller said.
Don't let his humbleness fool you. His non-stop energy caught the eye of coaches and on-lookers at the All-American level camp to start July. Since then, Miller has gone from a little known prospect to a coveted recruit.
"It was good for the exposure from that standpoint because I've had coaches calling me everyday. That part of my life changed. I guess it is good being the under dog," Miller said.
Miami, Nebraska and Oregon State, all of whom offered, are standing out to the Bahamian native but isn't ready to crown the schools as his final three.
"Those are the ones that made an impression so far," Miller said. "They are the only ones that I've made a relationship with so far.
"I'm waiting to sit down with my mentor. He's still in the Bahamas right now. As far as narrowing it down, I haven't done that yet. I need to talk to the coaches and make the list."
Miller said he is also hearing from Connecticut, Purdue, Virginia, Houston, Illinois, Cincinnati and others.
"Location won't be a big factor because I'm already far from home and away from my family. It doesn't matter where I go. I want to find a good fit and place that will help me challenge me and get me better and pay for my tuition.
"I'm looking for a school with a coach that I can really relate to and someone that I can work with because he can see my potential that I see in myself. I think I'd like to go to a big school because it's good for networking and meeting new people. Good academic programs are big, of course, too. I want to make it about the books as much as basketball."
Miller said he has yet to set up any visits to date but Miami, Nebraska and Oregon State will all likely get a trip. He added he is no rush to make a decision any time soon.
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