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Posted On: 08/25/15 6:30 PM
Last year Mount St. Joseph’s point guard Randy Miller picked up his first Division I offer from Fairfield.
Though he’s yet to add to the list of offers, he did see his recruitment rise considerably this spring and summer while running with the DC Blue Devils.
“I just came back from the George Mason Elite Camp, that went well, coaching staff said they were going to keep in touch and definitely come to fall workouts for high school. And I’ve had some interest more from Quinnipiac, Drexel, Winthrop, LeHigh, and Davidson. And then VCU, Towson, and UMBC are still in contact with me,” said the 6-foot-3 2016.
“I would say George Mason and Quinnipiac are in contact with me the most right now. Quinnipiac said they were going to possibly come down for workouts too.”
He joined DC Blue Devils for his 17U campaign after playing with Team Takeover and Baltimore Elite last offseason.
“I thought I did well basically playing the one position with the Blue Devils. I did well being a leader, getting my teammates involved. I think I can improve more probably shooting the outside shot,” said Miller.
“I’ve definitely been working on my shot to get it better, and I think in the games I just need to focus and shoot it more, but it’s definitely coming together. And my mid-range shot is really coming along too.”
As he heads into his senior season with the Gaels, it’s his leadership that will be key to his, and the team’s success.
“I think I’ll have to be more of a leader on the floor, definitely going to have to take on that responsibility,” said Miller. “I think that if I play well then my teammates are going to respond too, so that will be a big part of my role. And I’m just trying to win a championship, that’s always the goal.”
As the starting point guard for Mount Saint Joseph’s, much is expected from Randy Miller.
“They really want me to be a leader on the floor,” said Miller, PHM’s 36th-ranked 2016. “And then I just try to score and get my defense involved and hopefully that ultimately leads to a win.”
Miller’s grown from 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-3 in recent months, making him one of the bigger point guards in the class of 2016 -- he explained to PHM what it is he does best.
“I’d say attacking the basket is my strength,” said Miller. “But I can definitely find my teammates too, and if I have an open shot I’m going to hit it, whether mid-range of from three.”
Though he says he’s capable of knocking down the mid-range jumper, he says it will be a point of emphasis this offseason.
“I’m just going to stay in the gym and work hard, and I’ve got to just focus, focus on my shot, and I think I’ll be good,” said Miller.
With the season recently ending for the Gaels, it’s time for Miller to look ahead to the most important offseason of his young career.
Last year he played with Team Takeover half of the offseason before finishing the summer with Baltimore Elite.
“I’m not sure, but I probably will play with Baltimore Elite though,” said Miller. “I’ll know by the end of the high school season”
Division I Fairfield has offered the 6-foot-3 point guard and other D1s George Washington, VCU, Towson and UMBC are showing interest.
He has taken an unofficial to Fairfield.
“It was good, it was a nice experience,” said Miller. “The campus was small, so for education purposes that would be pretty good because you get more out of it -- you actually know your professors, so it was pretty nice.”
He’s also taken a visit to VCU.
“It was exciting to go to, since they don’t have football, basketball really stands out,” said Miller. “So you’re the man around there.”