Miles Has Options

Not only will the talented 6-10 player from Utah, <b>Chris Miles</b>, have his options when it comes to colleges, he has a choice to make when it comes to the timing of his Mormon mission, which coaches have told him won't affect his recruitment...

Chris Miles, 6-10 C/PF, Provo (Utah) Timpview, said he's hearing from some pretty solid names in recruiting, and getting contacted by more and more every day.

"BYU, Utah, Gonzaga, Connecticut, Oregon and Utah State came to see me at my high school," Miles said about the recent evaluation period. "Coach Majerus from Utah came, and Coach Few from Gonzaga in the last week of April."

UCLA recently contacted Miles' coach, inquiring about him.

According to Miles, BYU and Utah are the two schools that have offered him so far.

The word is that Miles probably wouldn't leave the state of Utah, but Miles said there was a real possibility. "I think it's probably 50-50 that I would leave Utah," he said. "If the situation is right for me, I'll leave. If I think something is there that's right, I'll go."

Miles is young for his class, still 16 years old and not turning 17 until August. So, not only does he have even more potential to develop his basketball skills and physically, as a Mormon, it will make his potential mission a later endeavor than for many. You have to be 19 years old to go on your mission, and Miles won't be 19 until, theoretically, just going into his sophomore year of college. "Yeah, that's why I don't know what I'm going to do about my mission," he said. "I might play one year of college ball and then take my mission. I don't know." Miles said that he's informed all of the coaches of his situation, and when he told them he could take his mission after his freshman year that "all the coaches were okay with it."

Miles said he has a 3.0 GPA and will take the ACT this spring.

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