If the you thought the Kentucky Wildcats were going to sit back and relax during this down time, you thought wrong. John Calipari and his staff has continued their aggressive pursuit of top-tier prospects.
The most recent news is on five-star sophomore Brandon Miller.
Still with a few years left, Miller is a 6-foot 6, 175-pound small forward that is barely sitting outside of the Class of 2022’s top 10. Miller is, however, the top-overall player from Tennessee and a top-five small forward in the class. He’s also ranked 11th overall by 247 Sports Composite.
That said, like many other teams, especially in the SEC, the Wildcats are interested. According to Jake Weingarten, the program was on a call with the young stud, a step in the right direction. They will also be competing with North Carolina, Weingarten pointed out.
Louisville, Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee and Virginia Tech are among the schools who’ve already offered Miller a scholarship. Evan Daniels of 247 Sports projects Miller as a future second-round NBA Draft pick and offered this brief scouting report:
Impressive build with plus positional size, a lean body, wide shoulders and long arms. Gifted athletically, Miller bounces off the ground with ease and has impressive body control. At best attacking the rim and in transition at this point. Fairly good ball skills, although could still tighten up his handles. Can guard multiple positions when locked in and has a lot of potential on that end. Long-range shot isn’t reliable at this stage, but his shot isn’t broken. Major upside here.
It’s still a good bit out for Miller to make any actual commitment, and who knows when he’ll actually find the time to visit Lexington again given the current state of coronavirus. Thankfully, he already took an unofficial visit back in October for last year’s edition of Big Blue Madness.
What we do know is that Kentucky’s program has cemented itself as one of the best in the nation it’s impossible to avoid what a year in Lexington could do for a career. That’s on Coach Calipari and his staff that’ve done so well that recruiting.
While Miller has yet to notch an offer from Kentucky, the Cats should at least make some noise for the stud small forward. It certainly helps that he’ll be playing at Cane Ridge High School in Nashville, a fairly easy drive from Lexington, Kentucky.
In the meantime, enjoy these hype videos of Miller in action.