Video: Miles Bridges high school highlights
See the Huntington Prep star before his Michigan State days.Miles Bridges
has always been an impressive physical specimen. Showing off flashes of greatness with his explosive finishing ability and fearless demeanor on the court, the athletic wing possesses a high ceiling as he continues to refine his ball-handling skills and improve his shooting stroke.
Despite his inability to lead Michigan State past the second round of the NCAA tournament in consecutive seasons, Bridges has shown his ability to be an impact player at every level to this point. He played on winning teams in each year in high school and two at Michigan State, finishing atop the Big Ten last season.
He showed consistent improvement throughout his high school career at Huntington St. Joseph Prep (Huntington, W. Va.)
and Flint Southwestern Academy (Flint, Mich.)
, averaging 10 points per game during his freshman and sophomore campaigns. He improved to 15.7 points per game during his junior year, and Bridges climbed to 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists a night during his senior campaign.
Bridges had a number of jaw-dropping, senior-year highlights, including a 35-point, 10-rebounds and three-block night in an overtime loss to eventual Dick's Nationals champions Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.). He also went for 41 and 12 in a win over Victory Prep (Houston).
Read on for Miles Bridges high school accomplishments and accolades to get a better background of the projected lottery pick.
High School Record:
Prospect Report Card — Miles Bridges
89-19 in three seasons at Huntington St. Joseph Prep, 17-6 in one season at Flint Southwestern Academy.Stats/Accomplishments:
Named USA-Today West Virginia Player of the year. Led Huntington Prep to back-to-back Dick's Nationals (now GEICO Nationals) appearances.Outstanding Achievement:
Bridges averaged a double-double in three of his four high school seasons in high school, falling just short in his sophomore campaign (9.8 points, 9.9 rebounds per game). Leaving Flint Southwestern Academy after his freshman season, the talented wing transferred to Huntington Prep. He guided the basketball powerhouse to their only two Dick's Nationals (Now GEICO Nationals) berths in program history.Needs Work:
Needs to develop his ball handling and play-making skills on the perimeter. Also will have to continue to develop his mid-range and 3-point shooting consistency.Best Fit:
Miles Bridges seems to be the forgotten name in this year's NBA Draft with one-and-dones taking the spotlight. With his ridiculous athleticism and strong frame at the wing, Cleveland, New York, Charlotte and the Los Angeles Clippers all are solid fits for the uber-athletic wing.