COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M men's basketball
program announced Wednesday the signing of Tavario Miller, a highly-rated
forward from Houston to a National Letter of Intent.
is a good athlete that competes at a high level," Texas A&M head coach
Billy Kennedy said. "His ability to shoot the ball and make plays will help our
team. He comes from a good program at Wheatley High School and I know Coach Patrick
will have him prepared to help us in the SEC."
6-foot-8 forward is currently a senior at Houston's Wheatly High School where
he is off to an outstanding start, averaging 36 points and 20 rebounds early in
the year. Miller was honored as a second-team preseason all-city selection by
the Houston Chronicle in addition to
garnering all-district and all-region accolades last spring after a standout
junior a season ago, Miller averaged 14.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.8 blocks
per game to help lead WHS to a 26-10 record and a playoff appearance.
has been a big-time leader for us as well as a great kid," WHS coach Willie
Patrick said. "He's a hard worker and you always know that you're going to get
110% from him on the court. He's a tremendous rebounder and great inside player
but he's also got good range out to the 3-point line. He's a big part of our
program and he's going to have to put us on his shoulders if we want to get to
where we want to go."
described by coaches and analysis as a tough and athletic forward who is a
great rebounder and shot blocker.
three-star recruit by both ESPN and Rivals.com, Miller was selected as the 18th
best prospect in the state of Texas and the 43rd best power forward
nationally by ESPN. He chose to sign with Texas A&M over South Carolina and
Tulsa, among others.
Texas A&M announced the signing of Davonte Fitzgerald a 6-foot-7 forward
from Tucker, Ga., who was also rated as a three-star recruit by multiple media
2012-13 TEXAS A&M MEN' BASKETBALL
SIGNING CLASS (as of 11/21)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School
Davonte Fitzgerald F 6-7 215 Tucker,
Ga. (Tucker HS)
Tavario Miller F 6-8 220 Houston,
Texas (Wheatley HS)