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Thursday / June 20.
  • Miller, Bello Talk Recruiting Plans

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    Quincy Miller and Deuce Bello are back from their weekend trip to Baylor and have more visits planned.

    The 6-foot-9 1/2, 190-pound Miller, the No. 1 power forward in the Class of 2011, now has a top four schools.

    “I narrowed it down to four — Baylor, Duke, Louisville and Oklahoma,” Miller said Wednesday by phone.

    Asked if he had any favorites, Miller replied: “Baylor and Louisville are slightly in the lead and Duke is right behind and then Oklahoma.”

    Miller has already visited Louisville and was slated to trip to Oklahoma this coming weekend but has to take the SAT instead.

    “I have to take the SAT this weekend,” he said.

    Next up then will be an official to Duke Oct. 15. That same weekend, Duke commit Austin Rivers of Florida and Oak Hill point guard Quinn Cook also visit Duke.

    Asked if he could envision himself playing with those two, Miller said, “Most definitely.

    “I played with Austin in the in USA games [U18 national team] and I played with Quinn during adidas nations. Both are great players and I love playing with them.”

    As for the Baylor visit, Miller had a great time with Bello, his High Point (N.C.) Westchester Country Day teammate.

    “The Baylor visit went real well,” Miller said. “That was my best visit thusfar. They’re like a family and I’m really interested in that.”

    The 6-3 Bello also enjoyed the trip.

    “It was good,” Bello said. “It was a good experience meeting Coach [Scott] Drew and all those guys.

    “They said we’d fit in real well by the way they get up and down the floor. They’re recruiting us as two different players but we would both fit in great.”

    Next up for Bello is a trip to Florida State Oct. 15.

    “I have Florida State,” he said.

    Asked about any favorites, Bello said there were none.

    “It’s still early,” he said. “I don’t have any favorites.”

    (photo courtesy nationofblue.com)

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    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.