Missouri Valley Has A Player In Miles

Yesterday, Isaac Miles was one of the best available point guard prospects in the country. A day later, he's property of one of the top mid-major programs in the country.

March, 28, 2006 was a good day for the Creighton Blue Jays. Isaac Miles, one of the best unsigned guards in America, committed to Creighton.

According to his high school coach, Rick Zych, Creighton did a bang up job to get it done. "He had some official visits that he didn't go to. After visiting Creighton he thought it was very similar to Bishop Miege. He loved Coach Altman and the staff and the players."

As a senior, Miles turned in a strong showing. He went for 23.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and dropped 4 assists a game. Over the course of his high school career he's been nothing if not consistent. "He's started 98 games, every one since his freshman year," Zych said. "He's done about everything he can do for our program. He's a player."

Missouri State wanted him to visit. Missouri could have been a player if they had a coach in time and Southern Cal and Purdue actively sought out his services. Instead, he's going to one of the top mid-major programs in one of the elite mid-major leagues where he has star potential.

"I think all the Missouri Valley teams that recruited him said he can make an immediate impact in their league," Zych said. "Physically he's 6-foot-2 and a big thick kid. He's a really good athlete."

Miles adapted to the point guard position in order to help his team while furthering his own game. "I think they'll use him as a combo, as a 1-2. We had to make him a point guard and it was the best thing for him because he had to become a point guard and we ran everything through him and he did a good job of getting everybody involved. He's a very loyal kid."

In short, Miles could be one of the top high school recruits to enter the Missouri Valley in the past few seasons.

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