Athens, GA - Khaalidah Miller, the highest ranked girls basketball prospect in Georgia, signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Georgia Lady Bulldogs on Thursday, head coach Andy Landers announced on Friday morning.
Miller, a 5-9 guard from Douglass High School in Atlanta, was named
first-team All-State for Class AAAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers
Association as a sophomore and junior. She is ranked as the nation's No. 33 overall prospect and No. 7 guard by the All-Star Girls' Report. Miller is also listed as No. 36 by Hoopgurlz, No. 40 by Blue Star, No. 42 by Peach State Hoops and No. 57 by the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
"Khaalidah is a terrific athlete," Landers said. "She has the prototypical
size and strength and quickness. She's versatile and could play anywhere on the perimeter. She has terrific stamina and running ability. She can score off the dribble and can take you to the rack but also has extended range. She's the whole package."
Miller has been the leading scorer for Douglass during each of her first
three seasons with the Lady Astros. She averaged 13.9 points as a freshman, 16.4 as a sophomore and 21.8 as a junior. Last season, she also averaged 7.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 3.3 steals and 2.3 blocks while connecting on 53.5 percent of her shots from the floor, including 45.8 percent from three-point range.
"Khaalidah is a go-getter," Douglass coach Vernise Harris-Hill said. "She's always been that way. She helped us make history here at Douglass. She was only the second ninth grader ever to start for us, and she helped us make it to the Final Four as a freshman. She was the missing piece that helped get us there. She's set the tone for the Lady Astros since the day she got here.
Khaalidah hates to lose and she'll do whatever it takes for the team to
succeed. She'll take the last-second shot or get the key rebound. She's just an all-around great athlete and basketball player. She's very unique to me."
Miller is the third prep standout to sign with the Lady Bulldogs during the
NCAA's week long early signing period. Arieal Johnson, a 6-5, forward from Havelock, N.C., who plays for Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, and Ronika Ransford, a 5-7, guard from Woodson High in Washington, D.C., inked letters of intent to play for Georgia on Wednesday.
The trio of prospects continue a recruiting resurgence for Lady Bulldog
Basketball. Georgia's current freshman class featured four players Anne Marie Armstrong, Jasmine Hassell, Jasmine James and Tamika Willis who were ranked among the nation's top-50 prospects by various recruiting services. They headlined a group that was listed among the top-five recruiting classes in the nation.