Coaches Lining Up For Miles

This weekend, talented 6-foot-6 wing Keaton Miles will be in Lawrence for KU's elite camp. Last weekend, Phog.Net's Hank Hoffman caught up with the rising junior in Long Beach, Cal. at the Pangos All-American Camp.

Fresh off a triumphant trip to the Pangos All-American Camp last weekend, Keaton Miles has ample reason to smile.

The slender 6-foot-6 wing at Dallas (Texas) Lincoln established himself as one of the most talented prospects nationally at his position in the Class of 2011, and his improvement over the past year has been remarkable.

Miles is an impressive athlete who scores well on fast break opportunities, and he's even better on the defensive end, where his long arms and quick feet enable him to hawk opponents and create transition chances for his team going the other way.

In short, Miles is a high-major prospect whose stock continues to rise heading into the July evaluation period. And while his offer list right now is just beginning to expand, the odds are very likely that he'll pick up quite a few more overtures in the next few weeks.

"My offers are Oklahoma State, SMU and Texas," Miles said. "It's really all the Texas schools that are after me, and some new people are coming in now, too."

Miles, who says that he is not related to C.J. Miles despite sharing a last name, nevertheless hails from a very basketball oriented family, as his father Steve played at Texas Tech.

"Everybody in my family hoops," he said. "It's basketball all day and all night."

That kind of exposure to and dedication for the game are paying big dividends. Though only a rising junior, big-time programs — including Kansas and Indiana — are starting to move in aggressively.

"I'm going to the Kansas elite camp and the Indiana elite camp this summer," he said. "The main thing for me is to go to a place that can give me a good education and help me get NBA-ready."

As for the Jayhawks specifically, Miles speaks admirably about the program's pedigree and what it may offer in terms of development.

"I really like the tradition (at Kansas)," he said. "That's one of the schools that's definitely very good for NBA preparation, and that is a big thing for me."

Miles is taking his time while the process heats up, saying that his father is doing most of the talking and sorting through the early options.


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