C.J. Miles Discusses His Recruiting Process

Reporter Mike Sullivan spoke with C.J. Miles at length regarding his recruiting process

The sweet, lefty stroke of C.J. Miles reminded many New York City fans this past weekend of former St. John's great Chris Mullin. Miles, playing with Team Texas, had some terrific scoring games this past weekend at the Rumble in the Bronx held on the campus of Fordham University.

Miles' team claimed the Silver Medal tournament title with a win over the New England Playaz on Sunday at Fordham University. Miles scored 23 points in the Silver Medal tournament final. He hit six three-pointers, most from NBA range. His smooth-shooting stroke gave the fans a view of perhaps a McDonald's All American. Because of his terrific offensive skills, Miles has many high major offers.

"Connecticut, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Illinois, and Duke are the schools I am hearing from the most," Miles said. "Everyone has offered me except Duke. I don't know what level interest they have in me right now."

Miles said he would love to play with his teammate Kevin Rogers, a talented, though inside forward who plays for the same Team Texas AAU program. "I think most of the schools are recruiting us both," Miles said.

Connecticut has offered both players, according to Miles and Rogers. Both are now seriously considering the National Champions as a result of the interest in recruiting them as a package.

Miles said he is likely to take some visits in the Fall. "I will definitely visit Kansas, North Carolina, and Georgia Tech," he stated. "I like Kansas. I like the coaches there. They have a winning tradition."

On Connecticut: "They are the National Champions. They have a good winning tradition."

On Texas: "They need a two guard. It's close to home."

Georgia Tech: "They have a great coach in coach Hewitt. He has watched me a lot."

On Oklahoma: "There's playing time for me there and chance to play a lot right away."

On Illinois: "I like the coaches there and a chance to play minutes right away.

On North Carolina: "I like coach (Roy) Williams. The tradition of North Carolina like Kansas is impressive."

On Duke: "I have spoken to Coach K before. They are sending me a lot of stuff now. I am not sure what the level of interest they have in me."

Miles did add: "I want to make a decision before my senior year starts. I don't have a leader right now."

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