Miller Means Muscle

The Hawkeyes have been pursuing a lot of wings in the 2014 class but they'd also like to add some muscle. Tory Miller fits that profile as a powerful forward and he picked up an Iowa offer earlier this week. He talked about that opportunity and the recruiting process in this premium story.

Tory Miller has nothing against guards. He understands they're role in helping him succeed as a post player. In turn, he can open up opportunities for them.

The power forward is looking for that balance in a college program.

"I'd like to find a coach with experience in a solid use of the bigs," Miller said. "I don't want a coach that makes me one dimensional."

Miller likes what he has seen from Iowa's use its big men. The 6-foot-8, 240-pounder picked up a scholarship offer from the Hawkeyes Tuesday night.

"Coach (Andrew) Francis and (Fran) McCaffery both called me to tell me," Miller said. "They thought I really fit their system and their style of play. They said I'm physical, rebound well, have good hands around the basket and run the floor well.

"They're great dudes. I have been knowing Coach Francis for awhile."

Iowa could face stiff competition for Miller's services. The Kansas City product reports scholarship offers from the Hawkeyes, Arkansas, Marquette, Nebraska, Tulsa, Penn State, Wichita State and Providence. He said he's hearing consistently from Baylor, Cal and Tennessee.

Miller, who preps at The Hampton School in New Hampshire, has unofficially visited Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. He has not decided where he will visit next.

"I have no clue," he said. "I have to sit down after July and think about where I want to go. All of the schools are even right now so only time will tell."

Iowa is a school at which Miller will take a close look.

"The Big Ten is the one of the best conferences," he said. "It's great school and it's close to home."

Miller plans to major in sports medicine with a possible minor in history.

"Education is very important to me," he said. "I also want to go to a program where I can make an early impact. I want to feel comfortable on the campus."

Miller is unsure of when he will commit to a school. He said he won't rush the process.

"I might sign in the early period but I might wait if I'm not feeling ready," he said. "That's another thing I still have to decide. I have no clue yet."


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