Dave Paulsen was one of the first Division I coaches after the Loudoun Valley standout Jordan Miller. It paid off after an official visit this weekend as the 6’4″ wing committed to George Mason on Saturday afternoon.
George Mason has picked up the commitment of 2018 wing Jordan Miller. Tremendous pickup. Versatile and skilled playmaker with size
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) September 2, 2017
This is a great pickup and start to the 2018 recruiting class for Dave Paulsen and his staff. He was a bit of unknown to most because he doesn’t play on the “shoe circuit” leagues. However, Paulsen did his homework on the kid and most seem to think he has the potential to be something great at Mason. Paulsen found sleepers like Miller time and time again while at Bucknell and certainly has gotten the most out of his players so far while at Mason. A solid combo guard who can also play on the wing will be needed with Otis Livingston II and Jaire Grayer’s senior year’s not too far away.
Here is a great writeup in the Washington Post back in February about Miller trying to diversity his offensive game during his junior season.
Also here is another writeup about his game from October 2016:
Jordan Miller was the leading scorer for the 26-1 Loudoun Valley Vikings last year. The 6-foot-4 wing, who absolutely could not be kept out of the paint last year, averaged 16 points per game as a sophomore. After breaking out in a big way, Miller could take his game to another level this year.
“I’m a left hand slasher. I like to drive to the lane,” said Miller, who started playing competitive basketball in fifth grade. “I can shoot a little bit on the outside but mostly slash and get rebounds.”
Miller is a long-limbed athlete who likes to get up and down. He rebounds particularly well out of his position, and is learning to put the ball on the floor and use his off hand.
“I need to work on going right,” Miller stated. “So far, no one has stopped me going left. But right is gonna be a good tool in college.”
Loudon Valley (VA) wing Jordan Miller has committed to George Mason. Didn't play on a shoe circuit but has sleeper potential.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) September 2, 2017
— Adam Ayalew (@AyalewAdam) September 2, 2017
— Jordan Miller (@Jordan_miller11) September 2, 2017
Just scratching the surface of his potential. Has the chance to be a special player at Mason. https://t.co/x1yFefgDO1
— Marcus Helton (@MarcusHelton) September 2, 2017
Big pickup for George Mason with Loudoun Valley 2018 wing Jordan Miller – the reigning 4A State Player of the Year – committing. https://t.co/IsDjAfESfZ
— Matthew Hatfield (@hatfieldsports) September 2, 2017