Strengthening Interest

Baltimore's Daxter Miles took a recent unofficial visit to West Virginia to check out the basketball program, and if things work out he'll be back soon.

Miles, a 6-3 guard with a liking for the transition game, took an unofficial visit to West Virginia recently and was impressed with what he got on the informal look.

"Coach Huggins and Coach Harrison showed me around, and we got to see a lot," he related. "We took a tour of the Coliseum and the practice facility, and we went all around campus. We went downtown, and looked at the dorms where players live, and the classrooms. They showed me where the players hang out,too."

Miles wasn't expecting to see quite so much on his unofficial visit, but even with the full tour he's still looking forward to a return for an official visit in May. That trip will come around the time he hears the results of his latest standardized test, which he believes will make him eligible to play this fall.

"I think [the scholarship offer] is there, but I have to get that test score," Miles said of his current status with West Virginia. "I'm going to take the test again in early May, and then I will probably schedule my trip around that same time. I'm waiting to hear back on that. I'll probably make my decision around May 10."

Miles attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for his junior year, but returned to his hometown of Baltimore to play for Dunbar for his senior season. Saying he wanted "to play in his hometown" Miles averaged 18 points per game for the Poets this year.

"I think I have an all-around game, but I really like transition. I like to push the ball," he said. "The way the guards play will be important for me in choosing my college, and I like the way Huggins lets his guards play. He lets them get up and down and play their game."

After concluding his season at Dunbar, Miles has played in a pair of All-Star games, and might play in one or two more. However, that schedule will not include the Scott Brown Classic in Beckley, W. Va., where he was rumored to be heading this weekend.

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