2016 Huntington (W.V.) Prep four-star power forward Miles Bridges made the decision to transfer from Flint (Mich.) Southwestern following his freshman season with several different factors in mind.
After a successful sophomore campaign on and off the court, Bridges feels more than comfortable with the choice he made.
“It was a good transition,” Bridges said. “I had to get out of Flint because it’s the murder capital and I had to get my grades up. And they helped me do that. It’s a very good environment.”
On the hardwood, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound Bridges feels he made a jump with his play, becoming more of a complete player.
“I became a better rebounder and my defense is better,” Bridges said.
“I like to get on the boards (and) get lay-ups. If I see a bigger defender then I’ll go right at him. If it’s a smaller defender then I’ll just put him in the post.”
Despite not hearing from Michigan much, Bridges says he’s “open to everybody” and likes what the Wolverines have to offer, particularly with their offense.
“Nik Stauskas; he’s nice,” he said. “I like their offense. I like the coaching staff. If you have a good coaching staff and a good environment then I’ll be good.”
Having already visited West Virginia and Michigan State, Bridges has one visit in mind before the summer is out.
“I plan on visiting Oregon,” he said. “I don’t know when. It’ll probably be the end of the summer.”
Bridges says he plans to make a decision following his junior season of high school.