LAS VEGAS -- It’s not often that an AAU team will have three point guards who are going to play at a high-major school at the next level, but the Oakland Soldiers have just that, in Remy Martin, Jordan Ford and Damari Milstead.
Milstead – who’s been the starting point guard for two years now at Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic, leading the Mariners to the NCS title game last year, and the Division IV state title game as a freshman (as far as the program has ever gotten) – is one of those three, and loves the competition and camaraderie and the competition.
“It’s very competitive,” Milstead said. “It’s kind of like a college atmosphere. You have so many good guards with you, and we’ve got three probably Pac-12 guards, and me and Remy are going to be here next year, so we’ve got a good base for next year’s team, also.”
Milstead – a 2017 three-star recruit – most recently pulled down offers from Florida Gulf Coast and USC before the Las Vegas Classic in July – where Scout caught up with him -- and the offer from the Trojans is very enticing.
“Coach [Tony] Bland and coach Enfield are really good coaches,” Milstead said. “Coach Bland has been in contact with me, and we had a call right before I came here, so it’s good.”
Milstead said that a visit to southern California is in the cards.
“Coach Enfield wants me to come to USC for an unofficial in the fall. I think I might just do that,” he said.