Big East battle brewing for Nate Miles?

Scout.com caught up with Nate Miles, a 2008 standout from Cornerstone Christian (TX). The 6-foot-6 Miles, one of the top-rated wing prospects in the junior class nationally, breaks down his game and his recruitment in this update.

Nate Miles, a native of Ohio and one-time commitment to Xavier, is shaping up to be one of the top-rated wing players in the Class of 2008. Already penciled in at No. 22 on the Scout.com early 2008 list, Miles is off to a strong start at San Antonio (Tex.) Cornerstone Christian.

The 6-foot-6 Miles has always figured out ways to put the ball in the bucket when he's on the court. Off the court, Miles' path has been a little trickier. His migrated south to Cornerstone Christian to sort things out and get focused. According to his coach, Walt Webb, he's doing just that.

"Instead of being an individual he's starting to understand his responsibilities of getting his teammates involved," Webb said.

"His personality has changed. He's more encouraging. He's been baptized; he's made a confession of faith. He's really changed from last year and we're a better team for it."

"I just have to stay out of trouble and be cool," Miles said. "All I do is go straight home, get in the shower, talk on my phone and go to bed. It's the same routine every single day."

There are plenty of suitors, including Connecticut and Louisville. The water cooler whispers put the Huskies squarely in contention, a fact Miles does not deny. However, there are others. Rick Pitino recently made it to see him in action. He's been on Baylor's campus.

Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Georgetown and Tennessee are very interested and they aren't alone.

While there's no pressure to decide and it's still early in the process, Miles has pondered making a decision. "I want to get it over with but Coach is telling me to enjoy it because you only get to be a kid one time. He wants me to see schools and wait. I kind of want to get it over with."

With 2008 kids popping for schools left and right a commitment wouldn't surprise anyone but it's not what's most important right now. Miles is focused on his game, his name and getting it done academically.

"My game has changed so much. I'm just in shape. I've been lifting. I'm a horse now – attacking the rim and shooting that "J". (Webb's) been letting me play the one and letting me create off the dribble. We've been doing real good this year.


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