Wes Miller Q&A

New Hampton senior point guard Wes Miller is strongly considering walking-on to the Tar Heel team next fall. He spoke with <i>Inside Carolina</i> at the Smith Center Saturday afternoon.

Miller's unofficial stats in Saturday's 75-71 win over the UNC JV team -- 11 pts, 4-8 fg (2-4 3pt), 1-2 FT, 3 rebs, 2 ast, 3 t/o, 3 stl.

Wes Miller

I understand you are considering walking on the basketball team at the University of North Carolina.

"Yes, sir. I talked to Coach Doherty and Coach Wojcik and those guys, and they have offered me a spot on the team as a walk-on. It's a good opportuinty to be a part of something special."

Where are you from originally?

"I'm from Charlotte, North Carolina."

Where did you go to high school?

"My freshman year I went to Charlotte Country Day School. I went to Mursberg Academy for my tenth-grade year, and to New Hampton for my last three."

What other schools have offered you scholarships?

"James Madison, UNC-G, Wofford, Furman, and American University have all offered."

When do you think you'll decide what you want to do?

"I'll probably going to take a couple visits in March and make a decision in March, before I go back to school from spring break."

Would you be paying in-state tuition or out-of-state tuition if you decide to attend UNC?

"In-state, which makes it nice. That wouldn't be too bad, at all."

Has Rashad tried to talk you into coming?

"Oh, yeah. Rashad and I are really tight. We're like best friends. Obviously, it would be nice to live with him – he wants me to live with him – but it's just a decision that I have to make. Living with Rashad and being Rashad's teammate for another four years definitely has it's upside."

If you go to a school where you've been offered a scholarship, you could play a more prominent role than at UNC, but UNC is a higher profile team.

"Definitely. That's the decision that I'm trying to sort out in my head right now. Going to a school like Carolina, the positive is being a part of something really special, a big-time program, playing in the Dean Dome, and playing in the ACC. I definitely have a lot of work ahead of me.

"Going to a lesser school, like a mid-major or a low-major division one school, I could definitely walk in and play from the beginning and have a bigger role, more of a leadership role, so that's just something that I have to sort out."

What do you see as the strength of your game?

"I'd say the strength of my game is definitely running the show, running the point, making good decisions, and shooting the ball."

What about your biggest weakness?

"I'd say my biggest weakness is getting in the lane and being stronger in the lane, finishing when I penetrate the lane."

(Thanks to the IC Stat Trio.)

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