2013 Dennis Miles Recruiting Update

Dennis Miles, a class of 2013 forward who plays for Newton (MS) High School, is receiving recruiting interest from several Southeastern Conference schools.

Quite a few SEC schools have shown interest in the junior forward, mainly due to one aspect of his game.

"I'm more of a defensive player," said Miles. "Most of my points come off of defensive plays. Offensively, I can shoot with my back toward the basket. I can also face up and shoot. I can even play off the dribble sometimes, too."

He's working on a couple other parts of his game that he feels need to improve.

"I'm working on getting my handles even better and my three-point shot, mostly," said the 6-8, 225-pounder.

Playing for the Southern Phenoms AAU team allows him to play with two of the most talented seniors in the country, Devonta Pollard and Gavin Ware. Having two players like that on his team has allowed him to work on his outside game.

"When I play (with) guys with Ta (Devonta Pollard) and Gavin's (Ware) size I have to play on the wing because they are post players," said Miles.

Recruiting-wise, several colleges have already noticed the talented forward.

"Mississippi State, Alabama, Florida; there are different schools (that are recruiting me)," said Miles.

One college has been on him harder than the others.

"Mississippi State has been keeping in touch with me a lot," said Miles. "They said they mostly like my defensive game."

He's been to a few of Mississippi State's games and came away impressed with the college atmosphere.

"I've been to Mississippi State games," noted Dennis Miles. "I liked it because it is loud and there are a lot of people there, and I like to play in front of a lot of people."

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