2005's Miles Heating Up

Dallas Skyline has produced its share of big time players over the years. Can you say Larry Johnson? Well, it looks like Skyline has another stud in 2005 forward Calvin Miles.

J.D. Mayo has coached his share of great players, none better than UNLV's Larry Johnson. Now, he's got a young man who is likely to be one of the top spring risers in small forward Calvin Miles. The 6-6, 210 pound Miles is poised to make his move in April.

"The people that know him, they already rank him Top five or top 20 in the nation," Mayo said. "It's hard to see everybody play. The people that have been fortunate enough to see him play they like him. A lot of college coaches really think he's one of the top recruits in the nation."

When Mayo refers to college coaches, he's talking about some of the big timers. "Probably the ones who recruited the hardest and been totally relentless have been Oklahoma and Coach Sampson, Texas, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Kansas and Coach Self. Coach Williams came down from North Carolina. Florida State has done a nice job recruiting him as well. So has Colorado."

Mayo sees some similarities in Miles and Johnson. "He's similar in that he's very focused and he can play all five positions. He passes the ball very well. He's real humble and a hard worker. He's not very strong. Larry was just very rare and strong. Calvin is getting there. Larry was majorly focused in a great way. Calvin has that focus as well."

Miles' development has come a long way. For instance, Mayo joked that when he arrived as a freshman he could bench press "37 pounds." Now he's over 200.

TheInsidersHoops.com has yet to see Miles but he'll be an early April priority. If he's as good as advertised then he'll quickly rocket up our list.


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