Millard has KU in Top Five

Chad Millard is ready to play some ball on the spring AAU circuit. Recruiting is still on his mind, and he does have the jayhawks in his top five. What's the holdup on scheduling a visit? Details inside.

With his high school season in New Hampshire now complete, Chad Millard is ready to hit the road for the spring AAU circuit.  The 6-9 SF from Trinity High in Manchester, NH will join up with an AAU team from Fort Wayne. 

Millard will be playing for “Blessed IJN” (In Jesus’ Name) and will be coached by Eric Vaughn.  Over the next three weeks the team will compete in Vegas, Washington D.C. and Houston, making for a very busy stretch for the 2005 prospect.

As Millard gets set to fly out to Vegas, it appears five schools have pulled away from the pack in the race for his recruitment.

Kansas, Missouri, Louisville, NC State, and Syracuse comprise Millard’s top tier of schools.

A second level list of contenders includes Providence, Florida and Wisconsin.  Millard says his interest in the “B” list is constantly changing.

“My interest in those second three and Syracuse is always changing though.  The first five are my top five.”

Millard has already visited Missouri unofficially and would love to see Kansas and Louisville up close.  He talked with both schools this past week and both expressed interest in him coming out.   With his busy AAU schedule over the next few weeks, an official visit will likely have to wait until May.

“As far as visits next month, I’d like to go to Kansas and Louisville if at all possible.  I think there’s a pretty good chance of that happening at at least one of the schools.”

A visit to Louisville looks probable for two reasons.  Louisville has already offered Millard a scholarship, and he is a big fan of Rick Pitino.

“I like (Coach Pitino) a lot.   He puts people in the NBA.  Plus, he’s real intense and he likes to work real hard in practice and that’s what I like to do.”

While Millard has already received a scholarship offer from Louisville, he’s still waiting to hear from Kansas.  The fact that KU has yet to offer could delay a visit to Lawrence.

“I wouldn’t want to just waste an official visit to a school I couldn’t go to.”

So, what happens if KU still hasn’t offered by next week when he calls to line up a date?

“I just won’t take the visit right away.  I might wait for a while.”

Of the schools that Millard is still considering he’s also received scholarship offers from Missouri, Providence, and NC State.  With his recruitment heating up, Millard hopes an offer from Kansas is on the way.  He won’t dwell on it long though.  There’s no time for that. 

“I think that my team is going to do really well.  I’m looking forward to it.  It’s going to be a lot of fun, and a lot of basketball. We’ve got 3 games on Friday and I can’t wait.  I just want to go up there and hoop.”

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