2013 Basketball Standout Talks Tigers

Show-Me state 2013 big man likes the Missouri Tigers and talks about his recruitment and his recent unofficial visit to watch the Tigers continue their winning ways on the season.

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with 2013 Kansas City-area Missouri basketball recruit PF Tory Miller  6'8"  250  Lee's Summit (MO) North.  Miller was in Columbia for the Tigers last Saturday home game on an unofficial visit to see the Tigers' victory over Texas.

Miller, who is originally from the Kansas side of the KC Metro area, and has family ties to the Jayhawks, has been on campus at Missouri for "multiple" unofficial visits.  He reports currently holding offers from Arkansas and Colorado State, and is being recruited by Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wichita State, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Creighton, Georgia, Florida State, and Michigan, among others.

Miller likes Missouri.

"(Missouri) is a team that I consider to be a really good team,"  said Miller.  "It's a great coaching staff!  Of course, Coach Anderson recruited me while he was there.  But, once (Coach Haith and his staff ) came, they continued recruiting me, which I thought was pretty tight."

Miller and 2013 Missouri commit Travis Jorgenson are teammates on the KC Pump n Run AAU team.

I asked Miller about his game?

He said that he plays inside in high school, and recognizes that he's probably a power forward in college. 

"Right now, I'm just working to get better daily,"  replied Miller, modestly.  "I pride myself on being (a pretty good defensive player).   I'm not going to say that I'm the greatest."

I found Miller to be intelligent, articulate, and more mature than his years would suggest.  He told me that he's a big Tim Duncan fan.  From speaking to him, I came away with the knowledge that Miller places his team ahead of himself, and measures himself by wins rather than statistics.

"Offers (and individual accolades) will come,"  said Miller.  "That's not really what I'm worried about right now.   I'm just worried about getting better, and trying to win a state title."


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