One of the country’s best point guard prospects is headed to Notre Dame
If anyone was wondering how new Notre Dame head coach Niele Ivey would do on the recruiting trail, after being introduced as the new coach yesterday, they didn’t have to wait very long.
The answer: spectacular.
Olivia Miles, the No. 2 ranked player in the 2021 class, according to ESPN, has verbally committed to Notre Dame. Miles, a native of Blairstown, New Jersey, attends Blair Academy and plays AAU for the Philadelphia Belles.
Miles will look to add to the extremely rich tradition of Notre Dame point guards, which includes the likes of Skylar Diggins-Smith, Jackie Young, and of course, Ivey. She is the second ranked player in the class, behind Azzi Fudd, but is the top point guard in the class.
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Two words come to mind when thinking about her game: dynamic and electric. Miles can beat you in so many different ways.
Her handle is second-to-none in this class, while her ability to convert at the rim, and consistently knock down both mid-range and 3-point shots truly separates her from others at her position. She is also a terrific passer and can be a lockdown defender as well.
Miles is the type of player that can go out and score 30 points any given night, or she can score five and have just as big of an impact on the game with her ability to get others involved and make other players better.
She helped lead an extremely talented Team USA U16 team to the FIBA Americas gold medal last summer as she has become accustomed to winning at all levels.
She is the first official commit for Ivey since she became the head coach and is likely not going to be the last in the 2021 class to commit to heading to South Bend. For Ivey, she hit a home run here. Miles is the real deal.
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