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November 18, 2012 Jimmy Kelley
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Tory Miller is not the highest profile player New Hampton has – that distinction goes to Noah Vonleh – but the 6-foot-8 Missouri native is a force in his own right. A recent move to the class of 2014 has Miller moving up many schools lists and makes him an interesting case moving forward.
Miller decided to drop back to the class of 2014 a few weeks ago for purely basketball reasons. A good student, Miller was in no danger of not qualifying but he wanted to open his recruitment up after making the move to New Hampton from Lee’s Summit, Mo.
“Academically, I’ve been qualified,” said Miller. “That’s the misconception, that hasn’t been a problem at all.”
Consistent in the recruitment of Miller have been Nebraska, TCU, Minnesota and Colorado State, but since moving down a year, he has gotten calls from Cal, Virginia and LSU among others. The attention wasn’t so much responsible for the move as his comfort level.
“I wanted to maximize my potential, make sure I wasn’t rushing into anything,” said Miller. “Basketball-wise, I just want to get better. Since getting here it’s been a lot of defense, rebounding. I’m focusing on that and running the floor.”
Miller ran the floor extremely well in New Hampton’s 82-66 win over Lee Academy, getting several big dunks in transition and finishing a few others up around the rim. Benefitting Miller and New Hampton is his relationship with point guard Travis Jorgenson, with whom he plays AAU ball with.
As close as the two players are, are they close enough to join the recent string of “package deals?” Miller isn’t willing to rule it out.
“It’s fun playing with [Jorgenson], he knows how to get you the ball. He likes me, I like him,” said Miller. “We kid around it sometimes but I mean we might end up going our separate ways. It could be a Travis-Tory type deal. Right now I’m just having fun, trying to get better.”
Jorgenson recently decommitted from Missouri, thus opening the door to a potential package.
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