Overton has impressive year

Miles Overton has raised his level of play this season and recruiting attention continues to come in.

One of the players just outside the top 100 in the class of 2013 who had an excellent year was Miles Overton. The Philadelphia (Penn.) St. Joseph's Prep standout showed off his ability to score as well as IQ for the game, and now numerous high-major schools are picking up their recruitment of him.

"The season went great," said Overton. "It wasn't all of what we expected. We lost to Neumann-Goretti in the Catholic League Championship which was a bit disappointing. I made first team all-league and I should be on the all-city team, so that is good."

Unfortunately for Overton he missed the state tournament due to an injury, but he did say that he will be healthy for the Spring AAU circuit where he will be running with PTP.

When it comes to his recruitment, numerous schools are getting into the mix.

"Wake Forest, Drexel, Villanova, St. Joe's, LaSalle, James Madison, Seton Hall, San Francisco, and Rutgers would be the main schools."

One school especially who paid him a lot of attention during the year was Wake Forest.

"They haven't offered me yet, but I talk to Coach (Jeff) Battle a lot and Coach (Jeff) Bzdelik once or twice," said Overton of Wake Forest. "Actually their whole coaching staff came to see me play a game, and they have shown a lot of interest. They haven't offered yet, but I think they are going to soon."

Also for Overton the Philadelphia schools has been very active in his recruitment, and for a kid like him that is a huge deal.

"It is just an honor," said Overton of being recruited by the Big Five. "I think Philadelphia is the Mecca of basketball high school and college wise. Every team in the Big Five except for Nova played well, but they are always good. It is just great to be recruited by all of those colleges."

When it comes to making visits, nothing is set in stone for Overton, he says a few unofficial trips will happen during the summer.

"I think I am going to take one to Wake Forest once the school year is over," said Overton. "I have been to a lot of local games, but I will also stop by the Philadelphia schools during the summer to walk around and see everything."

For now Overton is taking things slowly, but he does know what he will be looking for in a school when it is time for a decision.

"I am looking for a good relationship with the coaching staff and players," said Overton. "Also the academics and location will be important."

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