NMH's Miller commits to Princeton

Northfield-Mt. Hermon senior center Peter Miller has verbally committed to Princeton University for the 2013-14 season, his coach with the Middlesex Magic AAU club, Mike Crotty Jr., told ESPNBoston.com.

"I am thrilled for Peter to be attending one of the world's most prestigious universities, and I believe that he has an outstanding opportunity to make an impact on their basketball program immediately," Crotty said in a statement.

The 6-foot-10 Miller is a Winchester resident, and played two seasons at Winchester High before transferring to NMH and reclassifying to the 2013 class over the summer of 2010. Last March, he was part of a Hoggers squad that downed a favored Brewster Academy (N.H.) juggernaut to win the NEPSAC Class AAA championship.

Crotty offered more thoughts on Miller and his commitment in an email statement:

Peter has played in our program since he was 12 years old. I have coached him for years, and was able to coach him with my father, Mike Sr., before he passed. Peter has blossomed into a tremendously skilled 6-foot-10 big man, who possesses great touch around the basket and shooting the ball from the perimeter. Over the past two years he played with Middlesex Magic standouts like Pat Connaughton, Pat Ackerman, Joey Glynn, Connor Mahoney, Bryan Hurley, and he has gained a lot of toughness as a rebounder and a defender. This season, his last in a Magic uniform, was an amazingly successful one as he captained and anchored a team that won the Division 1 Massachusetts State Championship as well as the Basketbull Hall of Fame National Invitational Championship. Peter averaged 13 [points], 15 [rebounds], and 4 [blocks].