The Kentucky men’s basketball program has added yet another official visitor for the month of June.
2022 five-star forward Brandon Miller will make the trip to Lexington from June 26-28, his father Darrell Miller Sr. tells KSR.
Travis Graf of Cats Illustrated was the first to break the news.
2022 five-star forward Brandon Miller will take an official visit to Kentucky from June 26-28, his father confirms with KSR.
.@TravisGraf_ was the first to break the news earlier today.
Chin Coleman is his lead recruiter, in contact every day.
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) June 9, 2021
This is the third official visit for Miller this month, with the five-star wing also seeing Auburn and Tennessee the first week of June. He’s also in the process of planning a trip to Alabama.
Kentucky extended an official offer to Miller back in May, with the 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward joining the likes of Jalen Duren, Emoni Bates, Chris Livingston, Keyontae George, Jaden Bradley, Skyy Clark and Shaedon Sharpe to receive a scholarship.
“Coach Cal just reiterated things he had touched on when we went there his freshman year,” Miller Sr. said of the Zoom call that led to an offer last month. “He said that, “Hey, I wouldn’t be on this call if I didn’t think you belonged here. You worked hard for this scholarship, you deserve this scholarship, there’s one here for you.
“… He believes he is that prototypical type of player, the kind of guy NBA teams are high on now. A player who can bring the ball up if need be, guard multiple positions if need be. (The call) was great. Coach Cal touched on him being in there and practicing with the best players, you’re going to get better by going against those guys every day.”
As a junior at Cane Ridge High School, the UK target averaged 23.3 points (47% 3PT), 8.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.6 blocks and 2.3 steals as a junior. It was a standout campaign that pushed him up to No. 10 overall and No. 6 at his position in the latest Rivals player rankings, with 247Sports and ESPN also listing him at No. 11 and No. 12 overall, respectively.
“The main thing we’re looking for are the relationships with the coaches and players,” Miller Sr. told KSR. “We’re family oriented, Brandon is family oriented, so him choosing a school to go to, we would like to have that family feel so it’s not such a big change when Brandon chooses a school. That coaching staff, how they feel about family and how close they are, things like that.”
With Kentucky specifically, the five-star wing’s father is grateful for John Calipari’s interest, as it confirms his son is among the top prospects in high school basketball.
“Kentucky is going to be Kentucky,” Miller Sr. told KSR. “They’re going to go after the best players and they’re going to get them. For my son to be considered one of those players that they’re going after, it’s a great feeling.”
Watch him work:
Come on down.