Rutgers reeled in another big fish on Friday when 3-star guard Jalen Miller announced his commitment to the Scarlet Knights. He joins 4-star recruit Jaden Jones in Rutgers’ Class of 2021 commits. Miller went to Twitter to make his decision official.
Committed!!!! @BWSpartansHoops @TeamThrillUAA @AyalewAdam @247Sports @VerbalCommits @RivalsHoops @Coach_Mookie @RutgersMBB @BWSpartans @MarcusHelton @PrepHoopsMD @AdamFinkelstein @coreyevans_10 @beforepromedia pic.twitter.com/vO0q29BBJo— Jalen Miller (@jalenmill1) August 14, 2020
Miller is a 6’3 point guard out of Bishop Walsh in Washington D.C. He is ranked No. 7 in the D.C. area and the 44th point guard nationally, according to 247Sports. Miller received his offer from head coach Steve Pikiell over a Zoom call just nine days ago.
“I talked to coach Pikiell and others from the staff,” Miller told Matt Agnoli of Scarlet Nation following the Zoom call. “The big takeaways were getting a feel and vision for what Rutgers is looking to do in the future on the court and how they can benefit players both on and off the court.”
Miller chose Rutgers out of a list of 17 schools including Wichita State, Lehigh, and Rhode Island. He ultimately went with the Scarlet Knights because of their future and what he believes he can contribute to the team right away.
“He loves my defense, my leadership on the floor, and the progression I’ve shown in my game with both my body and skill on the court,” Miller said. “I’ve really just been focusing on my body and my game this summer. My shot and my athleticism were the main parts that I’ve improved on but I’m always working on my overall game.”
Rutgers will look to build of a 2019-2020 season where they finished 20-11 and 11-9 in the Big Ten. They will have many key players returning while continuing to build a strong 2021 recruiting class that now includes Miller.