McMillan Scheduling Official Visits

Seattle (WA) O'Dea star guard Jamelle McMillan is starting to focus on his recruitment.

It has been a busy summer for Jamelle McMillan, as the stellar point guard spent his time leading Friends of Hoop on the AAU circuit.

"Well it's hard knowing it's over," said McMillan. "I feel I ended it on a great note. It was a great summer, and I did a lot of positive things on the floor. I think I raised my game another level, and I'm looking forward to the high school season."

McMillan considered moving to Portland, Oregon to live with his father (Trailblazers head coach and former NC State star Nate McMillan) and complete his high school career at one of the local high schools in the city, but instead he will remain at O'Dea High in Seattle. He has starred on a couple of championship teams and believes the pieces are in place to make another run deep into the state tournament.

"After long conversations my family and I agreed that it wouldd be best for me to graduate with my class," McMillan stated. "It's a great school academically and athletically. We have played in three straight state championships and have won two which has us excited for this season.

"We have a strong backcourt and most of our players are returning so we plan to have a very successful season."

The four-star point guard also has his college recruitment to deal with. September will be an important month for McMillan, as he hopes to have picked a college before the month is over.

"That's the plan," he said. "My top three is Arizona State, NC State, and Clemson... those three are on me the strongest.

"I have a visit set with NC State for September 9th. I'm going to go to Clemson on September 1st or September 22nd. I may be unofficially visiting Arizona State next week, but I will take an official for sure in September."

What will McMillan be looking for on his official visits?

"Mainly how I feel," he said. "All three are great schools and have great coaching staffs. So atmosphere will be key, the appearance of the campus, and how I feel."

McMillan spoke briefly with Pack Pride about his three finalists.

Clemson: "Clemson has great coaches, and it is a good school. It is in a competitive conference, and there is okay weather. It is a good college town."

Arizona State: "Arizona State is in a great city, and they have great coaches. It is a big university, and it is in a competitive conference."

NC State: "NC State is my dad's alma mater. I am familiar with the area, and it is a great school. It is the home of all my family, and it is in a competitive conference. NC State has good coaches, and it is a huge basketball area."

McMillan stated that he has no leader and admits a decision could come prior to completing all three official visits, although currently he plans to visit the three programs.

"I don't have a leader right now," he said. "I haven't seen all the campuses yet.

"I see myself taking all three visits as of right now but that could change."

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