New Hampton’s Miller Ivy Bound

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

New Hampton School big man Walker Miller made a verbal commitment to Dartmouth College, pending acceptance of his early decision application, on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-10 North Carolina native wasn't considered a sure-fire division I player when he arrived at NHS last fall as a reclassified junior but he made huge strides over the course of his junior season and saw his recruitment accelerate as a result.

He ran with the Albany City Rocks on the 2016 Nike EYBL circuit and saw his recruitment continue to grow into the summer with a variety of mid-major programs jumping on board.

With offers in the Ivy League, Patriot League and others coming into this fall, as well as walk-on opportunities at places like North Carolina and Stanford, Miller had earned himself a variety of different choices this fall.

He took several visits in recent weeks before committing to Dartmouth on Tuesday night, a pledge which reunites him with former New Hampton head coach Pete Hutchins, who left the prep ranks last spring to join David McLaughlin's first year staff with the Big Green.

Miller is the latest in a rapidly growing line of talented players to commit to Dartmouth this fall as McLaughlin and his staff have done a commendable job of landing talent off the typical Ivy League path.

In Miller, they land a skilled big man who has both good tools and touch around the rim as well as the ability to stretch opposing defenses out to the three-point line. He's a hard-worker with a proven learning curve and high character, all qualities which will make him an increasing valuable asset over the course of the next four years for Dartmouth.

He joins Kimani Lawrence (Arizona State), Kristers Zoriks (St. Mary's) and Anthony Gaines (Northwestern) to become the fourth member of New Hampton's 2017 class to accept a division I scholarship.