AState Hoping to Land PG Miller

The Arkansas State Red Wolves are hoping some established relationships will help them land one of the top point guards in the county.

Dequon Miller (5-foot-9.5, 170 pounds) of Motlow (Tenn.) State Community College is easily considered among the top point guards in the nation and he has the Red Wolves on his short list.

"Right now, I probably have 25 offers,'' he said. "It is really unbelievable that I have that many. Tennessee and Ole Miss have offered and I feel like Arizona State is about to pull the trigger. Memphis and North Carolina State are also showing some interest."

And where does Arkansas State fit?

"I like coach (John) Brady and coach Scoot (Mike Scutaro) a lot,'' he said. "I have been talking on the phone to them a lot. I told them I am going to come over there for a visit.

Scutaro was recruiting Miller, who averaged 21 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3 rebounds per game as a freshman on a 14-14 team. Miller is also friends with recent Arkansas State signee C.J. Foster, who was planning to transfer to Motlow if he had not received a Division I offer.

"I've never been there on campus, but my dude C J Foster just signed there. He loves it. Coach Brady and I have been talking a lot. Coach Scoot is not an assistant and I feel like I could play at Arkansas State."

Miller said his scoring ability has improved greatly over the past two seasons, although he did average 12 points a game as a sophomore and junior in high school.

"I'm a true point guard,'' Miller said. "I like to give my teammates a chance to score or I can take the ball and score. I feel like I can score on anyone.

"I feel like I can go inside, shoot pull-up Js and I have the 3 game. I can pull up and my range is unlimited. I don't hesitate to shoot it deep.

"To be honest I don't know when it really changed. I have just put is so much work, and been to so many places. I just feel blessed that all of these schools are interested in me. My mom has always been there for me and she would not let me quit. I could have easily given up and gone in a different direction with my life."

Miller graduated from Capitol High School in Charleston, W.Va., but did not play his senior season after transferring from George Washington High School. He attended prep school at Shooting For Greatness Academy in Raleigh, N.C. From there he enrolled in Motlow, which is where current Red Wolves' guard Sean Gardner attended.