Miller Living High Life In Carolina

A native of the Chicago area, Quincy Miller decided that he needed some change prior to his sophomore year. At the behest of an uncle, the 6-foot-8 Miller made a move to Winston-Salem, N.C. to start anew at the Quality Education Academy.

So far, the Chicagoan is finding things to his suiting in his adopted home state.

"It's been great," said Miller, who noted that he enjoys a slower pace of life. "There's a lot of opportunity for me out here. I love it so far."

One of the more intriguing prospects in the class of 2011, Miller has been building his reputation all year long. A fine shooter with range to the three point line, the slender forward can also operate in the post and he likes to pattern his game after two NBA guys who had similar bodies and styles at the same age.

"I like a guy like Kevin Durant or Kevin Garnett," Miller said. "I can hit the outside shot, I can hit the inside shot and I've got a lot of moves. I see myself as a faceup four. Or, I can play out on the wing."

After showing glimpses during his sophomore season, Miller has continued to produce while playing on the grassroots circuit with North Carolina based D-One Sports. College programs are taking notice too.

"Everybody has been in contact with my coach," said Miller. "I've got a couple of offers from Wake Forest, Purdue, Illinois, South Carolina, I think that's about it. I'm also hearing from Memphis, North Carolina, Duke, USC, Connecticut and a bunch more."

Speaking in more detail about Roy Williams and the Tar Heels, Miller says that he's intrigued and has been on campus.

"They've been alright in the recruiting process," Miller said. "I went over there for a visit last year. I just went up there for an unofficial visit and kind of checked it out."

In addition to running with D-One, Miller is also scheduled to make a June stop at the prestigious Nike Hoop Jamboree, an All-American camp for underclassmen. He'd also like to fit in some more visits, even if he's not sure where to.

"I'm going on a couple of visits," said Miller. "I'm not sure where yet, but I'm going to try and go on a couple of visits this summer."

Still very early in the recruiting process, Miller stated that he hasn't even thought about putting together a list of favorites. In fact, he's not likely to narrow things down until at least next spring. When he does narrow things down, the only thing that he's really sure of is that he'll be looking for a system that fits the way he plays - fast.

"I like to run," said Miller. "I really like to play in transition. I feel like I get a lot of my plays out in transition."

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