IU basketball recruiting: Class of 2021 names to know — Miles Kelly

New names continue to emerge on the recruiting trail in the class of 2021 for IU, and the latest is Georgia based guard Miles Kelly.

The 6-foot-5 Kelly averaged 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals per contest for Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia during the 2019-20 season.  If that city sounds familiar, it is because it is the home of Indiana senior guard Al Durham, Jr.

Kelly knows of Durham, but this recruitment isn’t being driven by a relationship there.  Instead, IU assistant coach Mike Roberts, generally the staff’s point person in the Southeast, is trying to get out in front of a fast rising star.

Kelly entered the summer with no high major offers, but some huge AAU weekends in July and August changed things quickly.  Kelly has posted several 30 point games and has the attention of dozens of coaches.

Kelly has seen a wave of offers come in this summer.  His offer list now includes Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Missouri, Miami (Fla.) Wake Forest, and N.C. State among others.

Kelly told The Daily Hoosier that Roberts and IU first reached out about two weeks ago and continue to show interest.

Although he is a capable ball handler, Kelly is best known as a perimeter shooter and he is proficient off the catch or dribble.  Kelly is strong in the mid-range as well.  He shot 40 percent as a junior from behind the arc, and 84 percent from the foul line.

Kelly has a thin frame with a good wingspan.  He would benefit from a high major strength and conditioning program.

Kelly does not appear in any national rankings to this point, but expect that to change after his strong summer.

For AAU basketball Kelly plays for ATL Hoops.  He has transferred to Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy for his senior year of high school.

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