Millard took an unofficial visit to N.C. State prior to the start of the Tournament of Champions and was blown away by the visit.
``It's the nicest arena I've ever been in," Millard said. "It's humungous. It's nicer than the Fleet Center."
`I liked the visit a lot," added Millard. "Herb (Sendek) is really personable and really knowledgable about the game. He's so easy to talk to and portrays that Julius Hodge's game is a lot like mine. He showed me what he's done with him and he's going to the NBA. That's a bonus."
However, Rick Pitino is doing the same thing with one of his players at Louisville: Francisco Garcia.
Millard got a chance to meet a few of the players, including Georgetown transfer Tony Bethel. He toured the facilities and met with academic advisors.
``They are building brand-new dorm suites and a whole new practice facility," he added. "They really do things first-class."
Millard didn't say whether the Wolfpack hold the top spot on his list, but he was clearly impressed with the visit and N.C. State is certainly right there with Louisville and Providence. Two other schools who have made recent contact with his coaches are Arizona and Pittsburgh.
``I just felt really comfortable there (N.C. State)," Millard said. "When I was at UConn, I was overwhelmed. That's one of the reasons I really like N.C. State."
``Plus, they didn't pressure me at all," he added. "They said they'd like me to commit early and that it's their job to try to get that to happen, but they weren't down my throat and didn't badmouth any other schools. I really trust them."