Recruiting: Chad Millard

Small forward has an offer from Wisconsin but do the Badgers fall among his leaders?

Chad Millard is currently keeping his options open, but of the seven schools he likes the most, Kansas rates highly.

 "I like how (the Jayhawks) play," said Millard, a Manchester (Trinity High School) NH native. "I really don't have a leader, but they're definitely top 5.  They're one school I would definitely look to take an official visit with."

Other candidates for Millard's services include UCONN, Florida, Louisville, Missouri, North Carolina State and SyracuseBoston College is also in the mix, but to a lesser extent.

Does any one school have even a slight edge?

"No, I really don't have a clear cut leader," Millard said. "Since I haven't seen all the campuses yet, it wouldn't be fair to judge."

Millard has checked out a few schools on unofficial visits.  In October, Millard traveled to Columbia to see Mizzou.

"I liked it. They're building a brand new gym," Millard said. "The current controversy around the program kind of makes me nervous, but we'll see what happens.

"I want to see what kind of penalty they receive and see if Quin will even be back next year because you don't know what the school is going to do. I really like Quin Snyder, he's a good guy."

Millard has also already seen Boston College, Providence and UCONN.  He left UCONN especially impressed.

"UCONN has beautiful facilities," Millard said. "The coaches seemed pretty good as well.  I really liked UCONN and they're up-tempo style of play."

The Huskies have yet to offer Millard a scholarship, but Missouri has offered, along with Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Boston College, and Providence.

Despite the early offers, Millard won't make any decisions until after his junior season is complete.

"After the high school season, I plan to take visits and I hope to decide then," he said.

In the meantime, Millard will keep on leading his Trinity High School Pioneers, with the 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists that he chips in per game.

He'll also keep on playing it cool and relaxing at home with video games and music.  This east coast stud prospect describes himself as a "laid back" personality who enjoys listening the beats of Jay-Z and playing NBA Live 2004 in his time away from the court. 

As for a favorite player, in real life he loves Mike Miller because he sees a lot of himself in the Memphis forward.

"He can play multiple positions," Millard said. " I really like his game a lot, I try to model my game after his."

As for a player of choice on his Playstation2, it has to be New Orleans guard Baron Davis.

"He's unstoppable on that game," Millard said.

Coincidentally, that's what some of Trinity High's competition says about Millard.

Stay tuned for more on this 6-foot-8 small forward prospect.


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