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The Jalen Miller Blog: This is Why I Committed to Rutgers...

Miller is the Scarlet Knights second commit for 2021.

After a dominant season at Bishop Walsh (Washington, D.C.), elite point guard Jalen Miller committed to Rutgers. He decided to writer an exclusive blog for SI All-American going in-depth about his thought process behind his decision.

What’s up world, it’s Jalen Miller and as you can see, I just committed to Rutgers University!

I’m really excited about it!

Overall, the most important thing for me and my family during this recruitment was my progression as a player. I feel like ever since I started playing in the third grade I’ve gone to places where I can develop as a player and as a student of the game.

Rutgers is that place for me.

I know that I’ll grow on and off the court there and that’s what did it for me.

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I was able to take an unofficial to Rutgers last year, so I’m happy about that. I know a lot of guys are committing without ever going to schools. I got in a few FaceTime calls too so I’ve seen the campus a lot.

When I was finally ready to commit I called Coach (Steve) Pikiell to tell him and he was so excited. He was actually with his family at the time, so they were all pretty happy about it. I was just smiling the whole time.

It’s definitely a call and a memory that I’ll never forget!

During this pandemic I’ve really worked on every aspect of my game. I feel like everything will translate to the next level.

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They feel like I can come in and contribute and I’m just preparing so I can do whatever I can to help us win. I feel like having the experience of playing a national schedule since my freshman year at a school like Bishop Walsh has prepared me for sure.

Now that it’s over it’s a big relief.

It was a fun process, and I built great relationships with each staff that offered me. Those relationships were deeper than basketball, and I feel like I’ll be able to stay in touch with them in the future.

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Right now, I’m staying focused on working and getting better.

It’s easier with this weight off my shoulders.

I want to thank my family and all of the coaches, trainers and mentors and God most importantly!

Everyone who’s helped me develop into the man I am today!

Thanks again for reading and I hope you have e better idea of why I decided to become a Scarlet Knight!

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Twitter: @jalenmill1

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