Joining a recent trend among elite basketball prospects, Blair Academy’s Olivia Miles is headed to her college home early.
Miles, who was widely considered the top high school girls basketball player in the country, is officially enrolling early at the University of Notre Dame and will begin her college career in a matter of weeks.
Miles will be eligible to begin practicing on Jan. 25 and could potentially suit up in her first game on Jan. 31 in a matchup against Syracuse, according to a press release from Notre Dame.
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Miles is the latest elite prospect to forgo their senior season this year. Her former Blair teammate Dominique Darius is already on campus at UCLA and Rutgers Prep forward Trey Patterson just announced last week he won’t play his senior season and enroll early at Villanova.
An elite scorer and tenacious competitor, Miles was an early preseason frontrunner for JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone Award if she was to play this year. Miles averaged 13.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.6 assists for the Bucs last season while leading them to a Prep A championship win over the Hun School before the COVID-19 shutdown.