2014 PF Tory Miller hears from Baldwin again

Tory Miller continued to hear from Northwestern among other schools after more impressive performances at Milwaukee's Summer Jam. Find out more on his recruitment in this PW Insider Update.

MEQUON, Wis.— Tory Miller rose to block the basketball before it met the cylinder, a shocking event for two reasons. First, it was an obvious goaltend missed by the officials. Second, everyone wondered how the physically imposing Miller completed such an athletic play.

"That wasn't a goaltend," Miller said. "[The referee] said I met it at the peak. I thought it was clean."

Regardless, after another consistently strong showing at Summer Jam in Milwaukee, Miller continues to receive new interest from major conference schools.

It's these feats of athleticism that make him unique. An interior force listed at 6-8, 245, Miller bullies opponents on the inside as part of his unique skillset.

Miller has grown since his early interactions with current Northwestern assistant Patrick Baldwin. As a freshman at Lee's Summit (Mo.), Miller built a relationship with the former Missouri State assistant, who he called a "cool dude."

"I've known Coach Baldwin since Missouri State so we know each other well," he said. "He's the one recruiting me now. I talked to [Coach Collins] on Tuesday morning. It's all going well."

He, like Baldwin, also moved for basketball, picking up his career at New Hampton (N.H.) and reclassifying his recruitment to 2014. With another year to impress college coaches, he's picked up offers from schools including Iowa, Arkansas and Nebraska—with interest flying in during this July evaluation period.

NU has made an impressive recent push. Collins watched Miller at his finest on Saturday afternoon, as the power forward went to the free throw line 12 times. Even more impressive was Miller's characteristic leadership; he communicated well and kept his teammates emotionally in check.

The Wildcats coaching staff sees him as a potential power forward solution for this class of 2014. Baldwin has focused on pitching the prestige of the Big Ten conference and, of course, Collins' new-look approach.

Miller, an exciting prospect, can hardly count the number of interested schools: "I guess I'm doing something right," he said.

He certainly is, and Northwestern has taken notice.

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