Chad Millard is back from the Houston Kingwood Classic and the 6-9 SF from Manchester, NH says it was a productive weekend.
“I played pretty well. As a team, we went 3-1 and lost to a team out of Memphis (Memphis YOMCA) that was pretty good. I think it was a good weekend though.”
The four-star prospect from Trinity High School plays AAU ball for “Blessed IJN” and thinks his team is slowly coming together.
“We’re getting more comfortable with each other. I just wish we could practice with each other more often. With us being scattered across the country that’s just not possible. Hopefully, soon we’ll know where we are on the floor, and gel a bit more. I think we’re coming together nice though.”
“Blessed IJN” is led by Eric Vaughn. Millard says he enjoys Vaughn’s style of leadership and coaching philosophies.
“I like him. I like his style. He let’s us do what we can do. Our team is an athletic run and gun team, so we play that way. He plays to our strengths and if one person is feeling it, we make sure we get it to him. That’s the way we play.”
Vaughn may be leading Millard now, but the question every Jayhawk fan wants to know is, “Could Bill Self be leading him in the future?”
Millard thinks that is a definite possibility, although he’s still waiting for an offer before he books a date to visit Lawrence. That offer has yet to come, but he still thinks highly of Kansas hoops.
“When I think of Kansas, I think of a real good coach with a real good tradition and a chance to win a national championship every year. I think I’d fit in real well at Kansas, I just need to get with Coach Self and talk about that.”
Millard and Kansas haven’t talked recently though, but that doesn’t concern the 2005 blue-chipper.
“I haven’t talked to Kansas in a while, probably two weeks or so. Coach Self was trying to make it out to one of my games, but he just got his staples removed so I’m not sure if he made it our not.”
While communication hasn’t been frequent of late between Kansas and Millard, plenty of other schools have recently come calling for the 6-9 SF.
“NC State came out last week to talk to me at school. That went pretty well. Tomorrow (Tuesday) Dayton is coming and there’ll be a few others later this week as well.”
Two offers from Lousiville and NC State have Millard thinking hard about wearing red in 2005.
“I’ll visit Louisville, but I’m not sure when. All I know is its going to be next month. I’m going to for sure visit Louisville and NC State. Those are definite at this point.”
A visit to Kansas is not, but an offer could change all of that.
Will Millard add some blue to his crimson? Stay tuned for more on this four-star hoopster from New Hampshire.