Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Quincy Miller has plenty of college options and he’s not shutting any doors right now.
A 6-foot-10, 210-pound power forward from High Point (N.C.) Westchester Country Day ranked as the No. 3 player at his position in the Class of 2011, Miller rattled off an impressive list of college offers.
“Syracuse, Kentucky, Wake Forest, Illinois, Duke, Memphis, Texas, Tennessee, Baylor, N.C. State and Oklahoma,” Miller said by phone from the USA U18 team trials in San Antonio, Texas.
Miller said he has no favorites and no timetable in mind.
“I visited Duke a couple times, Kentucky, Wake Forest, N.C. State,” he said.
Surrounded by talented players on the U18 team, Miller, like his uncommitted teammate Austin Rivers, has no shortage of people telling him where to go.
“Yeah, all the players,” Miller said. “Patric [Young], he’s like, ‘You’re coming to Florida.’ Kyrie [Irving] says the same stuff, that I’m coming with him [to Duke]. Josh [Hairston] says the same thing. Abdul [Gaddy] says I’m coming to Washington.”
Miller laughs at the pressure and says, “I’ll play with any one of them. All of them are great players.”
As far as his high school plans, Miller said he considered transferring to Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, but will most likely stay at Westchester Country Day.
“I think I’m going to stay at my old high school,” he said.
Going against players like Hairston, Young, Tony Mitchell and Amir Williams helps Miller test his skills and learning from coaches like Jeff Capel of Oklahoma is also opening new doors.
“Most definitely, we go so hard that everybody’s elevating their game,” he said. “I learned so much. I can’t even tell you how much I’ve learned these last few days.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.