Guard Has Fortner's Tigers On Favorites List

Talented 2010 prospect Khaalida Miller talks about recruiting and Coach Nell Fortner's Auburn Tigers.

Atlanta, Ga.--Auburn is one of three favorites for one of the top guard prospects in the country for the 2010 women's basketball signee class.

Khaalida Miller, a 5-9 rising senior from Douglass High School, has a busy month planned as she is scheduled to play with a pair of AAU teams--the Georgia Pistols coached by her father and the Georgia Blazers.

"I am definitely interested in Auburn, UGA and Georgia Tech," Miller says. "I am looking for good academics and a place where I will have chemistry with the players because that is who I will be with 90 percent of the time."

Interested in studying pre-medicine in college, Miller was a standout at a two-day individual camp at Auburn and says she enjoyed the event run by Coach Nell Fortner and her staff. "I had a great time and I learned a lot," says Miller, who made the camp all-star team at an event she notes featured a lot of good players.

"It is a great to have competition," Miller points out. "I didn't want to go to a camp and just beat everybody."

As she prepares for her AAU season in July and her senior season at Douglass High School where she is already a two-time All-State pick, Miller notes that she is working to become a better player as a senior.

"I am definitely working on my defense and I am working at shooting off the dribble," she says.

As a junior Miller averaged 24.9 points per game plus eight assists and six rebounds. She plays both guard positions as well as small forward.

Commenting on her favorite spot, Miller says, "Probably the one (point guard) because the one has more control. When I need to score, I can score at the one because I automatically have the ball."

Miller notes that she has not decided when she will make her college choice, but says she will probably sign in the early period this November like most highly-regarded basketball prospects do.

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