When Adam Miller returns to Peoria in the summer it’s part pleasure but mainly business.
“I get home sick sometimes,” said Miller, a senior at Morgan Park. “It’s good to see my main guy and work with some of my trainers down here. Give them some love.”
His main guy is David Williams, with whom he’s trained since seventh grade. Adam is getting ready to enter his senior year at Chicago Morgan Park and is one of the most recruited players in the nation.
“He has worked hard, he deserves everything he gets,” Williams said. “I believe his is a Top 10 kid in the country. I’ve said that from the start.”
Adam is entering a key stretch in his summer. It’s his last year playing in July AAU tournaments, his last opportunity to play in front of big time college coaches on a national stage.
“A lot of people don’t get to do it,” Miller said. “So when you get that chance, you’ve got to take it. When you see those college coaches out there, you can’t freeze.”
He just made a visit to Louisville and says North Carolina, Wake Forest, Arizona, Kansas and Illinois are schools that he sees a lot on the AAU circuit. In his head he has a short list of schools he’ll consider as finalists. By the end of the summer he may make that list public.
“I thought I should wait it out because you never want to lose a chance,” said Miller. “It’s a really hard decision and I’ve been thinking about it every day.”