Five-star forward Brandon Miller is one of many top prospects who’ve officially visited Kentucky recently. Miller is a consensus top-30 prospect in the country and one of the best wing players in the class of 2022.
After the visit, Miller’s father, Darrell, spoke with Kentucky Sports Radio’s Jack Pilgrim about the visit, in which he said that he was very impressed with UK.
“I was very impressed. It’s UK, so when everyone hears UK, there’s already an expectation there. Even me knowing the expectation, I was still impressed when we went there,” said Darrell.
A family atmosphere seemed to be very important for Miller and his father, and Darrell Miller Sr., said that the UK coaching staff, including John Calipari, did a fantastic job of showing that environment.
“One of the main things we look for when choosing a college is that family environment, that home away from home, and trust. We’re sending our child away, so we want someone who is going to watch out for our child and shares the same values we have.
“To be able to go to a home and sit down and have dinner at a table with your brothers, that family atmosphere, it speaks volumes.”
Brandon Miller also interacted with the current UK basketball roster, in which Miller Sr. said that Brandon walked out of the practice gym “laughing and joking with the guys like he was already part of the team.”
“It was a great vibe in there, in the practice gym, I loved it. I loved it. My son Brandon doesn’t smile a lot, but after practice, he walked out on that gym floor and was laughing and joking with the guys like he was already part of the team. It was like he was one of those guys.”
Miller Sr. said that the recent NIL laws in Kentucky won’t affect Brandon’s decision, but says that it’s nice that he has the option to make money if he chooses to do so. He added that the family is trying to make a decision by the November signing period and make a list cut by August.
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