An all-around talent, La Lumiere wing Emanuel Miller has emerged as one of the premier prospects in the 2019 class after a strong offseason.  A native of Canada, the 6’6, 200-pound Miller is the latest in a long line of prospects north of the border to gain elite level status. He’s a versatile player at both ends of the floor. He is capable of playing lock down defense at multiple positions and at the offensive end he is an elite athlete able to play above the rim and push the ball in transition. Add to the mix a high motor and you have a talented prospect on the rise in the 2019 class.

He was named the Mr. Intangibles/Mr. Hustle at October's NY2LA Sports Futures Camp in Chicago, Ill., where he showed off his all-around game and athletic abilities.  Miller says he takes pride in impacting the game in a variety of ways and enjoys getting his teammates involved.

“(I’m) just an overall player that can go out and do a mixture of things,” Miller said. “I’m versatile on the court which helps me play multiple positions,”

Miller put together a strong summer competing in grassroots basketball with U-Play Canada, but says it was the experience of helping Canada win its first gold medal in FIBA international play that he will remember the most.  He was one of the youngest players to compete for the 19U team, which won the Finals of the 2017 19U FIBA Men’s World Cup in early July in Cairo, Egypt.

“This summer was definitely a summer to remember, playing on Team Canada and winning gold for the first time is definitely one of the best experiences in my life as well as playing against the top countries in the world,” Miller said.

He currently holds offers from, Oklahoma, SMU and TCU, but says he has seen his recruiting pick up since transferring to La Lumiere and has drawn interest from Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Missouri, NC State, Creighton, Virginia Tech and others. 

“Things are looking good,” he says.

Miller is a big part of a talented La Lumiere squad this season and he says he hopes to be a part of a back-to-back National Championships.

“This upcoming high school year should be an exciting one because we have so many talented players with size and athleticism on our team that we’re definitely a contender,” Miller says.

Miller says he is looking forward to competing against Montverde this season, one of the nation’s premier high school basketball programs that has produced Ben Simmons, DeAngelo Russell and many others in recent years. The Eagles feature Canadian natives R.J. Barrett, Andrew Nembhard and several other talented performers.

“Just like my team they have a solid group of guys that can play and should be a good matchup on the court an exciting team to play against,” he says.

A fan of Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, Miller says he enjoys watching tape of current and former players and mirrors his own game on several of those players.

“When it comes to the NBA, I watch mostly, Russell Westbrook, old game tapes of Magic Johnson and LeBron James,” he says. “Those three specifically because those are the group of guys I base my game off, Westbrook with his athleticism and motor, Magic with his passing and getting his teammates involved, and Lebron with his overall dominance on the court.”