K.C. Ross-Miller received his first college scholarships when he was only an eighth grader. Heading into his sophomore year, the point guard from God's Academy in the Dallas, Texas area made his decision on Sunday.
After making an unofficial visit over the weekend, Ross-Miller verbally committed to Kentucky. He is the second player to commit to the Wildcats in the class of 2010. Ross-Miller joins Kentucky big man Dakotah Euton in the class.
"It feels good, great actually. Everything they have to offer there, I like," Ross-Miller said on his way home from Lexington. "I like the coaching staff and I like coach (Billy) Gillispie and his staff. I know he'll make me a better player. He believes in me."
According to Ross-Miller's father and coach at God's Academy, Tim, Gillispie offered his son a scholarship when he was in the eighth grade. That long relationship also played a part in the decision, both said.
"That's one of the main reasons. I've known him for a long time and he's seen what I can do and knows me pretty good as a player," Ross-Miller said. "He's pretty much known me all of my basketball life. That's why I wanted to go and play for him."
Ross-Miller made a visit shortly after participating in Indiana's camp over the weekend. He and his father made the short trip down to Lexington and saw Rupp Arena for the first time.
"It's amazing," Ross-Miller said. "It's crazy there. They have 24,000 seats and you know they fill that place up. Their locker room is nice. Their weight room is nice. The campus is nice. They have a great film room. Everything was nice."