Quincy Miller has been ready to make his college choice for quite some time. On Thursday the 6-foot-9 combo forward made it official, picking Baylor.
“I just feel like it is a family,” Miller told Scout.com. “It’s somewhere I can get developed, but at the same time have fun and be a family and that’s all I ever wanted in a college.”
According to Miller, Scout.com’s No. 2 player in the class of 2011, Baylor was one of the first schools to get involved with his recruitment.
“Wake Forest and Baylor were the first two schools that ever recruited,” he told Scout.com.
“They always stayed in contact and ever since they’ve been recruiting me, they’ve never stopped,” Miller said. “They’ve been consistent with their effort and that showed me a lot.”
Baylor head coach Scott Drew and assistant coach Jerome Tang have been all over Miller. That includes a visit the first day college coaches could be out in the fall. Miller said he liked the style of Drew’s recruiting.
“Coach Drew has a great personality and I think he’s a good person,” he said. “He tells me the truth, not always what I want to hear.”
“After the Vegas tournament me and Deuce called him and we talked for a long time and he was telling us what we were doing wrong and what we needed to work on and how he could help us with that.”
One of the biggest things that stands out to Miller is the “family” like atmosphere that exists in Waco (Tex.) and on the Baylor squad.
“They are a family,” Miller said. “They are tight knit. Everything seems good about them.”
Miller has quite a few connections to the Bears. His former high school and AAU teammate Stargell Love is a freshman at Baylor now and his former AAU coach – Dwon Clifton – was a coach there last season.
Another aspect with Baylor was Miller would get to play with his best friend -- Deuce Bello -- in college. While it wasn’t a must, it was definitely a plus for the two.
“It didn’t really matter,” Miller claimed. “We just had to make the best decision for us. It wasn’t really a priority, but we wanted to.”
“We are very excited [about playing together],” he said. “We’ve been playing together in AAU, now high school and now in college. It’s all-good. We are going to have fun, like we’ve been doing.”
How does Miller think coach Drew will react when he hears the news?
“They are going to be so excited about getting me and Deuce.”
So will the fans in Waco.