CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Despite the inch and a half he's added to his already impressive frame, 2018 five-star Miles Norris was still giving up quite a bit when he started off the 2016 Elite 100 with a game against Kamaka Hepa.
"It was a lot of fun," said the 6-foot-10 Norris. "Competing against him was a lot of fun. It's just playing defense. Even when you're tired, you still have to play defense."
Tired is exactly what Norris was, as he headed straight to the Pomona-Pitzer gym as soon as he got off his return flight from the four-day Under Armour All-American camp.
"It was a good experience," Norris said. "I had a lot of fun playing against some of the other top players in the country."
Norris -- a 2018 five-star prospect -- is still developing, physically, with a large lower half, but still some room to grow in his shoulders and upper body, areas that bigs like Hepa have grown into. One of Norris's criteria for a future school is a place that will help him "develop and to get to where I want to be."
"Lately, they've been trying to recruit me harder and harder," Norris said.
Out West, California is also in the mix.Cal is "on of the hardest" recruiters Norris has.
The Golden Bears were the first to offer Norris, who speaks with the staff every other week, primarily with head coach Cuonzo Martin and assistant Wyking Jones. Martin and assistant Tracy Webster were both in attendance this past weekend at Pomona-Pitzer to watch Norris.
"It's usually just to see how I'm doing," Norris said. "They want me to come out for another visit."
The fact that Cal was one of the earliest schools to show interest in Norris could play big down the road.
"You've got to keep that in mind," Norris said. "They said I was one of the first people they called, so I liked that, a lot."
"It was a lot of fun," Norris said of his trip to Tucson. "I watched the game against Oregon State. I loved the atmosphere and the fan base is crazy. I like it."