Manchester (NH) Trinity small forward Chad Millard was disappointed with his early exit from the state tournament. The unexpected free time has left him with a chance to reflect on his recruiting.
As the season wound down, there was talk that Manchester (NH) Trinity was the greatest high school team of all time in the state. Boasting seniors like center Luke Bonner
and Chris Lutz and a star junior in the form of 6-8 small forward Chad Millard
, Trinity looked to have a case.
Then, in the state semifinals, the team slipped and lost to Salem 61-49. They fell a game short of the championship.
"We lost to a team we had beaten by 22 the first time we played them," Millard said. "We just played terrible."
The loss did little to taint Millard's reputation as a sweet shooting winger. Since the summer his overall skill package
which includes a fine resume on the perimeter, has been on the minds of some outstanding colleges.
"I've just been thinking about it the past few days. Right now I like Missouri, N.C. State, Louisville, Kansas and I'm starting to like Providence too.
"I like Florida and I don't know what my situation with Syracuse is. I'm really going to start talking to coaches."
Millard said that he would like to decide by the end of summer. Taking visits soon is something that he would consider but he'll have an aggressive travel schedule this spring and that might prevent him from hitting the road.
He's already been to Connecticut (no longer considering the Huskies), Providence, Missouri, Nebraska and Boston College. "I'll probably try to go to Kansas [officially] in April."
"I'm really looking forward to the summer because it gives me an opportunity to work on my game. I'm trying to put this [loss] in the past because it's a terrible feeling."