Miller considering three factors

Kentucky Sport Report's Justin Rowland spoke to Darius Miller about his recruitment. Darius lists three factors that will determine the school he chooses to attend in the fall of 2008.

Small forward Darius Miller is coming off a strong performance at the NBA Players Association Camp and he continues to be courted by some of the nation's top programs.

The 6-6, 200-pound rising senior at Mason County High School in Maysville, KY is looking for three things in every school he hears from.

"First I'm going to get a feel for what my relationship with the coaches is like, and what it will be like," said Miller. "I'm also going to be looking at their style of play and how I'll fit into that, and who they have returning. That's basically what I'll make my decision off of."

Miller has been tight-lipped about which schools he is interested in and still says he is not ready to name a leader. That said, he did give a preliminary list of schools to keep an eye on at this stage of his recruitment.

"Right now I'd say Louisville, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Miami, West Virginia and Wisconsin," he said. "That's who is recruiting me the hardest so I'd put them all up there. I'd say they're all even at this point. I like them because of the three things I said I was going to be looking at."

Miller did not close the door on other schools that might want to get involved as the process drags on. He said he is probably done taking unofficial visits and will wait until the fall to begin taking officials. He did mention that location will not be a factor in his decision.

"This summer I've got the Reebok U Camp, Jam Fest and a tournament in Vegas," he explained. "Between all that I don't know that I'll be able to take any trips."

He said there is not one particular area of his game he is targeting for improvement.

"Basically I'm just trying to improve my entire game," he said. "It's been real fun so far and it will be the rest of the way. I've got to meet a lot of good players and it's been good to play against all this great competition. It's going to make me a much better player."

Miller hits the AAU circuit with the DI Greyhounds and he feels his game has improved rapidly in recent weeks. As a junior for Mason County last year he averaged 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists, displaying the versatility that many cite as their justification for listing him as the top player in Kentucky. Miller is rated the No. 7 small forward in the nation and a four-star prospect according to He has offers from all of the schools he mentioned.

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