Milon a high achiever

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Too many shooters become stereotyped. I do it, as do most other scouts, and players designated with that tag must work diligently to expand their reputations.

That's the situation Matt Milon (Mill-ahn) finds himself as he eyes the approach of his junior season. The 6-4 SG at Oviedo (Fla.) High already has proved he can bury perimeter jump shots. He has shot so well that he already claims offers from Central Florida, Purdue, Virginia Tech and Wichita State.

But those offers largely have flooded in on the basis of his primary asset. The next step is to improve his perceived shortcomings.

"I've been working a lot on becoming a more complete player," Milon said. "A lot of it is my ballhandling, because that's something people have said I really need to improve."

But yes, while Milon's dribbling needs enhancement, he's hardly a one-dimensional player. He's already physically strong and is a fine passer as well, giving him a greater presence than is enjoyed by most designated shooters. His ability to play with power will become all the more vital due to that fact that he isn't a great run/jump athlete.

Another asset in his corner is his high academics. In addition to his offers, Milon has attracted interest from Stanford — which he says has visited his school twice — along with South Florida and Ole Miss.

"Stanford said I have to take the SAT next and obviously go through the admissions process," he said, adding that he carries a 3.8 unweighted GPA.

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