It looks like Division I basketball programs are starting to take notice of Newton’s Isaiah Miller.
The 6-foot-1 combo guard received his first Division I offer Monday from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. According to Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen, Miller is also getting strong interest from East Carolina and Jacksonville University, among others, to go along with a slew of top junior college offers.
Miller has burst onto the recruiting scene this year, thanks to his part as a key cog in top-ranked Newton’s 13-0 start to the 2016-17 season. Miller’s latest offer and interest has come, perhaps, in part, because of an impressive showing last week at the Farm Bureau Insurance Classic in Spartanburg, SC.
Newton came away with the tournament’s championship after defeating high school hoops sensation Zion Williamson and his hometown Spartanburg Day squad.
Although Miller didn’t get named to the all-tournament team, he regularly wowed the crowds with his highlight reel style dunks and offensive play — something that Newton fans have grown accustomed to since Miller transferred to the school from Eastside.
Currently Miller’s scoring at an 18.9 points-per-game clip. He’s also averaging 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 steals and two assists while shooting 60 percent from the field.
After Newton’s showing at the FBI Classic, it has held fast to its No. 1 maxpreps.com ranking, while climbing to No. 8 nationally. Miller and the Rams will be back in action again Friday and Saturday with back-to-back home games against rivals Rockdale (Friday night) and Eastside (Saturday afternoon), weather permitting.