One of the top prospects nationally in 2018 is Miles Norris, a 6-foot-9, 195-pound power forward from San Diego Helix.
Scout’s 22nd ranked prospect in the class, Norris has good size and length, can block shots, rebound, pass and score inside and out.
“He’s had an unbelievable season,” said Ryan Silver, Norris’ AAU coach with Earl Watson Elite. “He’s getting constant double-double and triple-doubles.
“He’s had lots of blocked shots this year. He’s made huge strides challenging and blocking shots. He’s also developed his perimeter schools and is becoming more versatile. He’s been shooting at a high clip all year.”
Continuing to develop on the perimeter is Norris’ next step, according to Silver.
“I would say he has to continue to work on ball handling and perimeter stuff,” he said. “He’s a hybrid three/four because of his athleticism and he’s continued to make major strides in his development in those areas.”
While Norris has a long list of offers, Silver says that five programs are working the hardest on him.
Arizona: “Sean Miller is all about business; it’s a very business-like approach. They’re consistently a Top 10, Top 15 team. It’s a very impressive organization; they’re very well run, as well as anyone runs a program.”
Oregon: “Dana Altman is a terrific coach, a great X’s and O’s coach. They do a lot of sports technology and behind the scenes stuff.”
UCLA: “I think Steve Alford lets his guys play. It’s UCLA, it’s an incredible school and location. It’s a special place.”
Washington: “Lorenzo Romar is a great human being and coach. He’s a very likeable guy.”
San Diego State: “They’ve been there since day one, actively recruiting him. They’ve built an unbelievable program there, great fan support and it’s the local school.”
Norris likely plans on playing out his AAU season before taking the next step in his recruitment.
“I’m not sure but I would say probably after the summer him and his family will meet and narrow it down to five schools,” said Silver.