Miller a Surprise Camper at ABCD

The 23rd Reebok ABCD Camp got underway on Thursday in Teaneck, New Jersey with a few surprises. The overall number of campers is considerably down from past years, topping out at 157 in this year's edition.

Among this year's campers is former Capital High School point guard Josh "Cookie" Miller (#1). Miller, playing with the OJ Mayo and Bill Walker-led Hawks team, had a solid showing in the opening games on Thursday afternoon and evening. Listed at 5-9 and 150 pounds, Miller appears to be a few inches shorter than his program height. However, despite that, Miller caught several observers' eyes with his ability to run the team and get his shot off by utilizing his impressive quickness. Miller received warm encouragement and support from Mayo and Walker after every quarter.

Several "West Virginia University type" players made impressive appearances at the camp. Zane Johnson (#81), a 6-6 205 shooting guard from Phoenix, Arizona, and a Patrick Beilein lookalike, was very steady in his first two games in Teaneck. Displaying a smooth jumper and on-court demeanor, Johnson would be a perfect for the WVU system. Johnson hit for 13 points in his opening game.

Jon Leuer (#134), is a 6-8 perimeter player from Long Lake, Minnesota who had a great opening game for the Kevin Love-led Knicks team. Leuer was 7-for-10 from the field in the opener, including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. Leuer would certainly project to be a wonderful college player in Coach John Beilein's system.

Camp Notes

Look for OJ Mayo to announce his verbal commitment to Southern California on Friday or Saturday afternoon. Rumors are circulating that Bill Walker will announce for Kansas State before camp has ended -- thus separating the two West Virginians for the first time in a long time on the court.

College Sports Television (CSTV) is televising the camp this year. Check it out at:

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