Tyler Miller, 6-6 2009 G
Miller is focused on his academics for the future, and based on our interview, will put his engineering degree ahead of basketball when choosing a college. We know in the crazy world of recruiting, this could change instantly, but as of now, Miller has a favorite for his services.
Look for his recruitment to intensify over the next 2 years.
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Cager Report: What were your stats from last season?
Tyler Miller: 13.8 ppg, 4.9 rebounds/game, 3.4 assists/game, 45% FG 85% FT
CR: What is your official height and weight?
Miller: 6'5.5" 180 Lbs
CR: What is your greatest basketball memory?
Miller: Playing in the McClintock Holiday Tourney and Participating in the Elks National Free Throw Championships at the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.
CR: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Miller: Finishing in the Top Three in the Central and qualify for state in just our second year of 5A competition.
CR: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Miller: Working on shooting off the dribble and slashing more to the basket. Building up my strength and working on my quickness.
CR: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Miller: Nick Markovich and Lasalle Pridgett
CR: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
Miller: Steven Yena, works hard in practice and in the classroom. Leads by example and is quiet but intense teammate.
CR: What are your goals regarding playing basketball in college?
CR: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
Miller: Yes – Goal is to earn an athletic grant
CR: What would your top 6 college choices be?
CR: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
Miller: Ty Abbott, played against him three region games and practiced/played with him, all spring and summer. Great competitor. In addition, great person off the court.
CR: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
Miller: Ty Abbott – Just a flat out warrior. Plus, was very complimentary of my performance in Central Region play last year.
CR: What Club Basketball team do you player for in the Spring and Summer?
Miller: Arizona Premier Basketball
CR: We know Basha has a new coach this year, can you tell us your thoughts and his name?
new coach is Jeff Platt. Coach Platt, played four (4) years, for
CR: Have you noticed any major changes in his philosophy compared to last years coach?
Miller: Structure and a heavy emphasis on fundamentals and a new defensive philosophy.
CR: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Miller: Total team player with an extremely high basketball IQ for my grade.
CR: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
Miller: Strengths-- Perimeter shooting and seeing the floor. Weakness – Upper body strength, but will improve as I get older and more developed.
CR: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Miller: Dirk Nowitzki – Great shooter and wants the ball in the crunch minutes.
CR: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Miller: Russ Pennell said – "Have confidence in yourself and the opportunities will be there because of my work ethic in the gym and in the classroom".
CR: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
Miller: With only two seniors this year and playing in the Central Region, I could see Basha going 14-11 and maybe getting into the top 16 in 5A1. Our defense will be the determining factor in our success.
CR: What position do you think you will play in college?
Miller: With probably my height being close to 6'7-8" in the next three years. Coach Platt & Pennell, see me playing the Wing/SF position.
CR: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
Miller: Great academic performance, hardworker, good citizen and fun to be around both on and off the court.
CR: What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
Miller: Academic offerings, campus environment,
outdoor activities and feel of the potential coaching staff. I'm open to attend
almost anywhere in the country. Have had the opportunity to travel a lot of my
young life with my family. Out of state education is really the only opportunity
after HS to play basketball. Especially in
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