At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight Amare Miller of The Burlington School.
We’ve covered Miller throughout the years, including after receiving his first Division I offer, where we stated, “Folks may previously remember Miller as a young prospect with Piedmont Classical and Team CP3, who always found opportunities as a glue-guy within the flow of the action. Since then, he reclaimed his role with Team CP3 and opted to transfer to The Burlington School for his final high school season. While plenty of conversation centers around the high-profile guys like Jaden Bradley or Jalen Hood-Schifino, Miller has more than proven his value on a game-to-game basis. He embraces his role and excels at doing the little things. Miller is a strong, sturdy inside-out forward with the ability to finish, rebound, and space the floor at a reliable rate. He utilizes his length and body well around the basket to alter shots, but also defends effectively along the perimeter. The production and overall body of work speak for themselves, but not enough people are appreciating everything Miller had to go through to get to this point. Not only did he face adversity and handle it maturely, but he’s arguably returned even better than before. It’s no surprise that Presbyterian decided to get involved with a steady, low-maintenance prospect like Miller, so don’t be shocked to see his offer sheet continue to expand over the coming months.”
Since then, Miller has maintained his status as an integral part of the Spartans’ roster and overall identity. His adaptability and willingness to accept a lesser role for the betterment of the team has clearly paid off—both for him and the entire squad. Miller could probably post bigger statistical totals elsewhere, but his production within a role has proven his ability to be a contributor within a winning program. He’s a strong, mobile forward prospect with a nice rebounding presence, well-rounded skillset, and the ability to apply scoring pressure from inside the paint or beyond the arc. Miller has a variety of programs currently in pursuit, so it’ll be exciting to see where he furthers his career at the next level.