Miller draws big crowd in Akron

AKRON, OH -- There are guys who will win you games at the next level and there are guys that can win you championships. Darius Miller is one of those guys that can help a program win it all. InsideTheVille.com has the latest on the 6-foot-6 small forward from the King James Classic.

There are guys who will win you games at the next level and there are guys that can win you championships. Darius Miller is one of those guys that can help a program win a championship.

On Saturday at the King James Classic in Akron, Ohio, we saw Miller score 13 points and grab 5 rebounds on 5-7 shooting while the D1 Greyhounds cruised to victory over team Stat from Florida.

Even though he only scored 13 points, Miller was a presence on the court. He allowed D1 to match the athleticism of team STAT around the basket and in transition. Most of his points came around the glass or on driving lay-ups - and a couple of nasty throw downs.

After the game, Miller had this to say about Louisville.

"I'm very interested in Louisville (and) I really like Coach Pitino," he said. "Louisville's style is a great fit for me."

Miller, who holds offers from both Louisville and Kentucky, said he'll work on his shooting this summer.

"I am excited about the summer and want to get better with catching and shooting in rhythm to improve my game," Miller said.

I also asked Miller how the coaching change at Kentucky has changed his outlook on the recruiting progress.

"I'm going to need to build a relationship with the new coaching staff and feel comfortable with them," said Miller.

Sunday morning, Miller scored 14 points in a 66-56 win over a very talented Florida Rams squad. Once again he showed the ability to do a little bit of everything on the court. With his teammate William Buford taking the role as the scorer, Miller just seemed to get the big rebound or assist when needed.

At this point, Miller isn't in a rush with his recruitment and doesn't have a top five. Billy Donavon, Booby Huggins and John Calipari were three head coaches that were in attendance at each game in Akron. Louisville (Steve Masiello) and Kentucky sent assistants to follow Miller throughout the weekend.


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