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Northwestern Lands 2018 Four-Star Forward Miller Kopp

Miller Kopp Northwestern Photo | Twitter @miller_kopp

Miller Kopp, the 6-foot-6 small forward from Houston Christian (TX) High School, announced his commitment to Northwestern on Thursday via Twitter. He spoke with D1VISION about his decision.

“Really, it’s just a family atmosphere,” said Kopp. “I feel like it’d be a great opportunity to play right away. I love the Big-Ten, and Coach [Chris] Collins and I have a really strong relationship.”

According to 247Sports, Kopp is ranked as the No. 97 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 5 player from the state of Texas. He joins Pete Nance, Jordan Lathon, and Ryan Young, as the fourth commit in the Wildcats’ 2018 class.

Kopp, who cut his list to six last month, chose Northwestern over Michigan, Texas A&M, Butler, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Georgetown. He took official visits to Butler (Sept. 1) and Texas A&M (Sept. 8), before taking his third and final official visit to Northwestern this past weekend (Sept. 15).

“I thought it was good,” said Kopp on his visit. “Getting to see the campus and see where I would be living, playing basketball, and going to class was really good.”

Playing with the Houston Defenders on the UAA Circuit, Kopp averaged 20.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game in 15 games. He also spoke about how he feels he’ll fit in with the Wildcats.

“I think I’ll fit very well,” said Kopp.”They have a free-flowing offense with a lot of movement and a lot of screens. Their guards are a big part of their offense and that’s something that I really like.”

When it comes to playing time, Kopp isn’t too worried about minutes or the amount of shots he’ll be able to take, as he said, “Nothing is ever promised. I don’t want to be promised anything, whether it’s playing time or anything like that. Every coach that recruited me said that all they could give me was the opportunity and if there’s an opportunity, I feel like I’ll make the most of it, no matter what. They never really talked to me about playing time. They never talked about minutes, but we just talked basketball and how I’d fit in. They’re losing a lot and I could come in and be able to help fill what their losing.”

 

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