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Boise State Men's Basketball Signs 7-foot-1 Ben Mills to National Letter of Intent

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BOISE, Idaho - Greg Graham, head men’s basketball coach at Boise State University, announced today the signing of Ben Mills, a 7-foot-1, 220 pound power forward from Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin, to a National Letter of Intent.

Mills is gearing up to start for Arrowhead for his senior season after leading the Warhawks to a record of 17-5 a year ago. As a junior, he averaged 13.8 points and 9.17 rebounds per game, while sinking 50 percent of his shots from the floor, including 36 percent from 3-point range. His efforts during his junior season earned him a first team all-conference honors in the Classic Eight Conference. In addition, he was named first-team all-county and was an all-state honorable mention.

Ranked No. 9 among Wisconsin state seniors in the class of 2010 by wishoops.net, Mills was one of the hottest prospects in the state and received offers from 19 NCAA Division I programs before narrowing it to Boise State, Hawai’I and Oregon State. With his commitment to Boise State, Mills becomes just the second player in Arrowhead basketball history to receive a Division I basketball scholarship.

“We are really excited to add another big man to our roster and think Ben is a great fit,” Graham said. “Ben is an exceptional young man that can run the floor and play multiple positions, which will be a great addition to have in our rotation. He has grown over a foot and gained over 40 pounds in the last three years, so the potential for him to get bigger, stronger and more mature as a player is something we are looking forward to developing.”

Mills, who will join the Broncos in the fall of 2010 at the end of his senior season, is the first player signed by Graham and the Broncos during the current signing period.

Quote from Mills’ high school coach Craig Hasse (Courtesy of Mark Miller with Wishoops.net)
“I am extremely happy that Ben made a commitment to Boise State. Ben is only the second player in Arrowhead High School history to earn a Division I men’s basketball scholarship with the other being the all-time leading scorer Jim Secretarski, who played at Siena … No one deserves this more than Ben. I really think this year people will see whose game has grown in many areas from shooting threes to finishing inside. People will see why Boise State is getting a player who just keeps getting better.”
 
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