Multi-Sport Recruit Keeping Busy

This talented high school prospect is drawing attention as both a football and basketball player.

Auburn, Ala.--The first Henry Harris Memorial Basketball Classic went off without a hitch Monday at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, but the day could have gone better for Selma High School standout guard Jai Miller.

Despite a 25-point effort that included a stretch of nine consecutive points in the fourth quarter by the six-foot-four, 192-pound guard, Miller and the Saints fell to an explosive Abbeville High School team.

Miller was impressive with his all-around game Monday.

Weathering a slow start, Miller showed his ability in the second half with several nice plays. The play of the night came off a steal by Miller just past midcourt. Breaking towards the basket once he knocked the ball loose, Miller called for the alley-oop and leaped over an Abbeville defender to slam the lob down for two points. After trailing by as many as 21 points in the second half, Selma cut the lead to just 10 before the Yellow Jackets pulled away for the victory.

Miller speeds into the frontcourt before finding a Selma player open for two points.

A college prospect in both football and basketball, Miller has received attention from the Auburn football staff and was drawing similar notice from Coach Cliff Ellis and his staff on Monday at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum. Ellis and AU assistant coaches Shannon Weaver and Tracy Dildy were in attendance to see Miller in action.

In addition to Auburn, where Miller visited Jan. 10-12, the athlete whocould play quarterback, wide receiver or defensive back is considering Alabama, Stanford, Alabama and Georgia Tech. He has visited Stanford and has a visit to Atlanta scheduled for Jan. 24.

Miller is also considered a pro prospect in baseball, but currently favors football and basketball.

The Henry Harris Memorial Classic is scheduled to be an annual event held every year that will feature outstanding high school teams from around the Southeast. The first classic featured eight games on Monday.

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