Exposed: Chad Millard

Chad Millard may not be your typical New Hampshire basketball player, but there's a reason for that. The 6-8 junior is following in the footsteps of the Bonner brothers.

Chad Millard isn't your typical ballplayer from New Hampshire. For one thing, he was born in Nebraska. For another, he is getting looks from tons of big-time schools.

The 6-8, 210-pound Millard has been on the go practically ever since he was born. His family moved to Florida when he was 3, then to New Hampshire for about four years before heading back to Florida for a couple more. He has finally settled back in New Hampshire for the past seven or so years.

``I've gotten kind of lucky," Millard said. "Everything has gone just the way I wanted."

Millard credits much of his success – and the fact that he has gotten some exposure despite playing in New Hampshire – to guys like Matt Alosa and Matt Bonner. He also said that playing alongside West Virginia-bound 6-11 senior Luke Bonner allowed him to be seen by numerous coaches who were up to watch the younger Bonner.

``Colleges came into the gym and I was 6-7 as a freshman," Millard said. "But it was really this past summer in Vegas when I played well against Antoine Walker's team (Illinois Fire). That put me on the map."

Millard can really stroke the ball from the perimeter and that's what has coaches coming in waves to Trinity High in Manchester, N.H. He's a tough matchup because he can take smaller wing inside and force bigger guys to attempt to guard him on the perimeter.

However, Millard admits he needs to work on becoming a better rebounder.

His numbers are hardly eye-popping, but that's because there are surprisingly four D-1 players on his high school team, which results in balanced scoring.

Millard has taken a trip to Missouri and also saw a Nebraska football game earlier this season. He also attended the Florida game against Arizona in nearby Springfield, Mass.

``Florida produced Mike Miller and his game resembles mine," Millard said.

Millard said that both Florida and Kansas are near the top of his list. Millard has offers from Missouri, BC, Providence, Purdue, Wisconsin and Notre Dame and also likes Louisville and N.C. State. Kansas, Wisconsin and Notre Dame were all represented at a recent home game against Central.

``I've got to see how I fit in with each program," Millard added. "I don't want to sit behind a junior for two years."


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