It’s what people should already be thinking if they’ve seen Olivia Miles hoop.
The 5’10 junior guard for Blair Academy in New Jersey is a national prospect. She was given a 5-star Scouts Grade from ESPN and was a member of the USA U16 National Team. She’s had highlights go viral on the internet. She’s ranked as the no. 1 point guard in the country in her class and the no. 2 overall player.
But it’s the way she carries herself on the floor that makes her special.
If you haven’t seen @BlairAcademy_NJ junior guard Olivia Miles play, you’re missing out on possibly a generational talent in women’s basketball.
— Martin S. (@marsoaries) January 6, 2020
Olivia has an elite level feel for the game and it might be most evident from her spicy passing ability. She sees plays ahead and uses that to her advantage when throwing pinpoint no-look and one-handed passes on the move consistently. They’re so sharp that her teammates might not always be ready for them.
Olivia plays with a competitor’s spirit. She’s vocal and hungry and naturally unselfish, even though her skill set warrants being able to manufacture any kind of shot she wants.
Her first step and shifty handle make her impossible for defenders squaring her up. Getting downhill is her priority but at her pace, which is very controlled while she can shift gears on the dime. Not to mention her smooth temperament when shooting the ball.
Olivia is uncommitted and no reports suggest any colleges she’s considering yet.
These next generations are going to take women’s basketball to pinnacle levels. Olivia Miles is going to be part of that.