Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball program recently inked prep guard Morgan Miller (Brownsburg, Ind.) to a national letter-of-intent during the fall signing period, according to an announcement made by 13th-year head coach Tracey Dorow.
The 5-7 Miller, who will join the Bulldogs as a freshman in eligibility for the 2011-12 season, dished out a school-record 61 assists as a junior last season for Brownsburg (Ind.) High School. She's currently preparing for her senior campaign at Brownsburg, which is ranked fourth in one state poll.
"Morgan is a combo guard who is a physical defender and an aggressive offensive player," Dorow said. "She's fantastic at getting to the paint to score or distribute the basketball.
"Morgan plays regularly against the strongest competition in Indiana and she understands what needs to be done for her team to be successful," added Dorow.
Miller registered 40 steals and shot better than 33% from the three-point stripe as a junior in 24 contests a year ago. She claimed team Most Improved Player Award recognition after leading the squad in assists and helping them to a county championship for the second time in her prep career. Miller was honored last season as an all-county second team pick.
"She will be more of a scoring threat in our system than a pass-first point guard," said Dorow. "Her determination and hard work will help ease the transition to the collegiate game. We're thrilled she's now a Bulldog for life, as her high school mascot is also the Bulldogs."
Miller's high school coach is Amy Brauman, who played college basketball with Dorow at NCAA Division I Illinois State.
"It's amazing that we both will have had the blessing to work with Morgan," Dorow said. "I have a lot of respect for Amy as a person, player and now as a coach, who has introduced me to a quality kid and a bonafide player."
A three-year letterwinner, Miller has also competed in varsity soccer and track for the Hoosier Crossroads Conference member. Additionally, she's been active in the National Honor Society and served as an Athletic Ambassador.
Miller is the daughter of Brook and Ruthie Miller and plans to major in Psychology at Ferris State.
Ferris State will tipoff the 2010-11 campaign by hosting the two-day Bulldog Classic this weekend (Nov. 20-21) at FSU's Jim Wink Arena.