Michelle Miller, the standout senior-to-be who led the Panthers to the CIF-SS Division 5AA championship and led the state in scoring with 33 points a game, is headed to Princeton, according to ESPN HoopGurlz.
Miller, a three-star recruit who averaged 13 rebounds, 2.9 steals, 2.1 assists and 1.9 blocked shots, drew a lot of interest from several major Division I schools, including USC where Miller planned on playing while also hoping to take part in the university’s B.A./M.D. program.
Miller is on pace to finish second all-time in the Southern Section for most points in a career behind Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller (3,446). Michelle Miller already etched her name in Southern Section lore when this season she became No. 5 on the list of players with most points in a season (990) and passed the likes of another legend, three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic champion Lisa Leslie.
But the recruiting process came to an end Thursday when, according to her Cal Storm Team Taurasi club coach George Quintero, said Miller gave her verbal to Princeton.
“She has the offensive potential and scoring mind set that should make her an impact player in the Ivy League,” Quintero said to ESPN HoopGirlz. “Michelle’s work ethic will allow he rot fit perfectly into coach (Courtney Banghart’s) system.”
Miller, if you remember, is not only a standout three-sport standout. She’s just as dominant in the classroom. She earned a 5.0 GPA as a junior and plans to major in bio-medical engineering before heading to medical school.
Also, the honors continue rolling in for Miller, who already is a two-time Star-News Player of the Year as well as Star-News Female Athlete of the Year.
Add this to her already impressive resume.
Miller was named ESPN Rise California Player of the Year in Division V. Here’s what ESPN Rise had to say about her:
The phrase student-athlete couldn’t be more appropriate than in the case of this basketball, swimming and volleyball-playing junior. Besides the three-sport status with excellence in each individual sport, Miller carries a 4.9 GPA, including taking five AP courses at the prestigious private college preparatory school. On the basketball court, the 5-foot-10 guard averaged 33.0 points per game to lead the state in scoring. Her 990 points last season and 2,386 career points already gets her a spot on each list in the ESPN RISE Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book & Almanac. Miller also is a good enough setter on the Panthers’ volleyball team to make All CIF Southern Section, even though she doesn’t play club volleyball. As a swimmer in the 50 freestyle, she was good enough to make the CIF Southern Section meet, even though she doesn’t swim year-round, either.