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Posted On: 12/8/16 9:41 AM
Spartanburg Day School features one of the nation’s top recruits. Zion Williamson showed why he is considered to be one of the best players in the country yesterday in their game against Asheville Christian Academy . He scored 38 points and had a half-doxen Lebronesque dunks during the game.
Another player that shot up my recruiting list and one that college coaches need to see is 6-foot-3 Caleb Mills of Asheville Christian Academy. The shooting guard poured in 33 points while making seven three-point baskets. He has shot up the PrepHoopsNC 2019 rankings and currently sits at number 24 in the class.
Strengths of his Game
Mills handles the basketball extremely well at his position, he can shoot the lights out all the way to the three-point line. One thing that really stood out to me that he does well at this level and age is his ability to create space. Creating space with the basketball for a guard is key at the next level when almost all of the players are of the same athletic ability. That space allows a shooter or scorer to get his shot off on almost anyone and is a major attribute among the nation’s leading scorers at the college level. Mills does this as good as anyone I have seen in this area in a long time. A lot of players can jump higher or shoot better, but what the sophomore does is creates enough space without having to do either of those aforementioned skills. He has a great step-back crossover and knows how to use his pivot foot to get to where he needs to be on the floor for the right shot.
Offers Starting to Roll In
The Carolina Day School transfer has already been offered scholarships from Lipscomb University and Winthrop University. Mills is the type of player that will continue to get better because of his skill set and so much room for growth in some key areas.
His trainer is former UNC-Asheville star and Harlem Globetrotter John Williams. He had this to say about MIlls’ development, “His speed and quickness make up for his stature which I think will change this spring as we are implementing an intentional strength and nutrition program for him.”