Bridges to Transfer to Huntington Prep

22 Jul

milesbridgesIt is easy to get overlooked in the State of Michigan’s 2016 basketball rankings when there is a top ten nationally ranked player in the class, Josh Jackson.  But former Flint Southwestern star wing Miles Bridges has all the pieces needed to be a nationally ranked recruit by the time his high school career is over.  However, Bridges has decided to enter a new chapter of his life.  Recently deciding to transfer to Huntington Prep in West Virginia to finish high school.

Miles is not the first to leave Flint for a prep school.  Kyle Kuzma, now at Rise Academy (PA) hails from Flintown, but also current USF guard Javontae Hawkins, who went on the average 18 points and four rebounds a game for Huntington in his lone season there, left Flint Powers Catholic after his junior year to attend Huntington Prep, and that had an impact on Miles.  “If it wasn’t for him” states Miles, “they wouldn’t know about me.”

Schools would be crazy not to know who Miles Bridges is, the lefty has torn up AAU this Summer with the Michigan Mustangs, ultimately receiving an Oakland offer in June.  Bridges is a very intriguing player.  He can play outside with on the perimeter with superior height and strength compared to guards, but also is a big body down low that can rebound and block shots.  Schools like Indiana, Iowa State, and Michigan State have all took notice of Miles.  But Miles has a couple of dream schools he’d love to play for, particularly the Kansas Jayhawks and Indiana Hoosiers.

Huntington is a top ten nationally ranked school in the country for basketball, alumni include Minnesota Timberwolves draft pick Gorgui Dieng, and the class of 2013’s number one ranked player Andrew Wiggins.  Miles is excited and anxious to become part of the Huntington family, “It means a lot that I could possibly be getting taught by the same coaches who taught the number one player in the nation.”  Miles will be on varsity as soon as he gets, and should improve as an all around player before the season starts.

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