Considering how often he attended Kansas games last winter, it isn’t a surprise that Isacc Miles has shown continued interest in the Jayhawks. After a summer where he had one of the top 10 player ratings of any senior to be at the prestigious Reebok ABCD Camp, the 6-2 combo guard has settled in for his final year at Mission (KS) Bishop Miege.
According to Miles, he’s still interested in Kansas and has kept in regular touch with assistant coach Tim Jankovich and the coaching staff. Not only that, he’s been up to Lawrence to play some pickup games with the current team and has plans to be back.
“I think I did pretty good against them, I scored like six of eight baskets in one game my first time up,” Miles told Phog.net. “They want me to get up there again. I think it can help make me better to play against their players because of how quick and strong they are.”
Because of his ability to create offense from the wing and his ability to run a team, Miles has gotten attention from programs all over the country. Among those in pursuit are Missouri, Florida State, Colorado, UNLV, and Creighton but Miles admits that Kansas has always been his dream school.
“I just like their dynasty, Allen Fieldhouse, and all of the players that come out of there,” said Miles. “I like the tradition and growing up in Kansas City you always think about playing there. The crowds there are crazy.”
After considering a transfer to an East Coast prep school and a possible reclassification to the class of 2007, Miles is ready for his senior year. He’ll look to set up some official visits in the near future and plans to take the staff up on their invitation to attend Late Night festivities in mid October.
While Kansas has yet to offer him a scholarship, Miles is keeping them on his list for as long as possible. He is expecting them to come watch him in open gyms this fall and feels that they liked what they saw from him over the summer after speaking with coach Jankovich.
“He said that they saw me in Vegas and that Coach Self said on the plane ride back that I played well and that I should keep doing my thing,” said Miles. “He told me that they want to keep watching me and that they want me to keep working hard.”
Even thought he lists Kansas as his dream school, Miles knows that he still has some things to prove in order to draw an offer. He wants to be able to play meaningful minutes on the next level and because of that he’ll keep his options open.
“After I take my official visits, I’ll really know what I like,” said Miles. “Kansas is my dream school but I know that I can’t wait for them and will move on if they don’t offer.”