Millard: Kansas over Kentucky

Chad Millard has picked Kansas over Kentucky. The 6-8 SF from Manchester, New Hampshire likes the Jayhawks over the Wildcats --- in his NCAA tournament bracket.

“Providence losing screwed up my bracket, but that’s okay because I’ve got KU going to the elite eight.” 

Chad Millard’s high school season came to an end on Thursday night with a loss to Salem New Hampshire in the state semifinals.  The junior now has a little more time on his hands for NCAA tournament projections and deciding which schools he’ll visit in the coming months.  

“As of right now, I’m looking at Kansas, Providence, NC State, Missouri, Louisville and FloridaSyracuse might also have a shot, but I haven’t talked to them in a while.”

Communication has been steady from the other six schools though, with a lot of it coming via email.  From what Millard has read and heard from Kansas, his interest is definitely rising.

“I really want to go out to Kansas and see what their all about.  I like Coach Self a lot.  I saw the thing they did on ESPN about one of his practices.  That’s the kind of coach I’d like to play for.”

For Millard, a strong relationship with his future coach is one of the most important factors in making his decision.

“I want to be able to play for a guy that I’m able to talk to.  Someone I can talk to about the game and someone that can give me some guidance.  That’s the kind of coach I’m looking for.

“I also want to go to a school where I’m going to fit in and enjoy a good atmosphere.”

Millard will start searching for his best college atmosphere very soon.  He expects to decide on his official visits next month.  It appears that if Kansas is still interested, Millard will pack his bags and head for Lawrence on an official visit.  Millard has already checked out Missouri’s campus and Providence as well on unofficial visits.

It’ll be a busy road ahead for Millard as he enters the home stretch of his recruitment, but the Trinity High School junior is looking forward to eventually picking his favorite school. Until he reaches that decision though, he’ll have to stick to picking tournament games and in case you’re wondering, he likes the Connecticut Huskies to win it all. Top Stories