Miller, Isnord earn more Division I offers

From left: Franco Miller Jr (right) and Wilkenson Isnord.

Two of the country’s top high school basketball prospects continue to draw interest in the offseason.

Over the course of the past week, both Franco Miller Jr. and Wilkenson “Kenny” Isnord have garnered three new National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I scholarship offers between the two.

On Thursday, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) officially offered Miller, who is in Philadelphia this weekend for the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic. As for Isnord, he recently received offers from the University of Buffalo, St. Bonaventure University and Austin Peay University.

In his first year in Canada at Crestwood Prep, Miller led the Tigers to a third-place finish in the Eastern Conference of the National Preparatory Association (NPA). He was the league’s fourth best scorer at just over 21 points per game. He also pulled down four rebounds and dished out 3.6 assists.

Along with playing in the Iverson Roundball Classic, Miller was also invited to compete in another high-level showcase this month. The 6’3” combo guard will compete in the first ever All-Canadian Showcase, the second Canadian high school event to be certified by the National Basketball Association (NBA). The All-Canadian Showcase will be held at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga on April 23 and will be streamed online.

Aside from Ole Miss, Miller has also received offers from Hofstra, St. Bonaventure, Wyoming, UIC and Montana State.

As for Isnord, although he’s only been playing basketball in the United States for one year, Isnord is currently ranked as one of the top 100 players in the state of Florida by Florida Hoops. Isnord checked in at No. 56 on the list and No. 9 overall at his position. The list is headed by Duke University commit R.J. Barrett, who is best known for leading Canada to a win over the United States in the semi-final round of the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Under-19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt this past summer.

Along with the three recent offers, Isnord also has offers from Florida Gulf Coast University and Appalachian State. He’s also garnered interest from the University of South Florida, the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Louisiana Tech and Navy.