Nothing short of a scoring machine, shooting guard Nate Miles will have two years to score for his new school Cornerstone Christian Schools in San Antonio, Texas, now that he has reclassified to the 2008 class. At this point, Miles, 6-foot-7, 173-pounds and originally from Toledo, Ohio, is favoring four schools.
"I'd say his top four are Louisville, Kansas, Baylor and Kansas State," said Cornerstone coach Walter Webb. "Kansas State said they would take him right now. Kansas is really interested as are the other two."
Miles is a silky smooth athlete at 6-foot-7 who can score in most any way on the court. He handles the ball very well and is just a natural and instinctive offensive player. Miles does need to put a higher premium on defending and rebounding, but he has the tools to be a complete player if he gets stronger.
"Nate's biggest strength is his scoring," said Webb. "He can create off the dribble and draws lots of attention. He makes good interior passes and is deceivingly strong for his size.
"He also has a great mid-range game. He handles so well, I really feel he will be a combo guard at the next level."
Coach Webb also addressed Miles defensive play.
"The main thing he needs to work on is his defense. It's not that he can't play defense. He just needs to learn to stay focused the entire possession. He is a great anticipator and covers a lot of ground in the zone."
With Miles moving around to different high schools and questionable academic situation, Coach Webb vouches for Miles' work ethic.
"Nate has a better than average work ethic, and it is only getting better."