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Posted On: 11/21/18 5:00 PM
Jalen Miller, a class of 2021 point guard from Bishop Walsh, has uncommon experience for a sophomore. Miller started throughout his freshman year at Saint James, where he played a national schedule, and matched up against some of the elite floor generals in the country. We recently saw Miller go against against yet another elite backcourt, and caught up with him for an interview afterward.
PH: What is the the most improved aspects of your overall game?
JM: “I think that most importantly this whole summer, and the beginning of the season so far I’ve been working on my pull up jumper; mid range. Something that most guards don’t focus on. So I can get that in between game. So I can get to the basket, shoot and get open shots form the three-point.”
PH: How are your grades?
JM: “My grades are good. I just got student of the month for the first trimester. My GPA is a 3.75.”
PH: What’s the most underrated part of your overall game?
JM: “I think the most underrated part of my game right now is my court vision and ability to handle pressure while also making good decisions. I don’t think it was shown today because it was our first time playing together and not everyone ran the plays correctly all the time.”
PH: What areas of your overall game are you currently working on?
JM: “Right now, I’m still working on mainly catching and shooting from the three. As a guard, to get to the next level you’re going to have to knock down that shot every single time you get it. If not, then you won’t be going that far.”
PH: What are your short and long term goals?
JM: Short-term goals are to win as many games as we can. I want to beat Oak Hill this year. Last year at Saint James we played them close. Long term goals are to be ranked as a top team in the country.”
PH: What can you bring to a college program in a few years?
JM: “I think I can bring the view that most point guards don’t have. Seeing a play that happens before it happens. Knowing when someone is going to commit to the ball on defense so I can pull up or go by them. Also quickness with the ball, ball handling, and defense”.
Jalen Miller is currently ranked by Prep Hoops as a Top-30 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2021 class, click here.