Indiana is in a good spot with the son of a Memphis assistant and former NBA player.
6-foot-9 junior forward Mason Miller said that Indiana is in his “top three” schools that he is currently focusing on in a report by Khari Thompson of the The Commercial Appeal on Thursday.
Mason Miller is the son of former Florida basketball star and NBA player Mike Miller, who is now serving as an assistant coach under Penny Hardaway at Memphis.
A nearly two decades old relationship likely put IU in the running for Miller.
Indiana assistant coach Tom Ostrom was with the Florida program as an administrative assistant/video coordinator when the elder Miller played in Gainesville under head coach Billy Donovan from 1998-2000.
The Commercial Appeal report indicates that Ostrom is the main recruiter involved for IU.
Mason Miller played AAU ball for Hoop City out of Memphis last summer, and he appeared at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.
A versatile inside/out wing, Miller is commonly listed as a power forward but is more of a hybrid forward in the mold of former Hoosier Brian Evans. Miller is already taller than his father and he will need to put on weight before entering the high major college fray.
Playing for Houston High School in the Memphis area, Miller is the No. 58 player overall for the Class of 2021, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The other schools in Miller’s top three according to the report are Creighton and Ohio State. Miller indicated that he is also considering his dad’s alma mater Florida and current team, Memphis.
Miller has not yet visited IU but he intends to once the NCAA imposed recruiting restrictions are lifted according to The Commercial Appeal report.
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