The Duke Blue Devils of the Midwest, the Northwestern Wildcats, have landed a 4-star prospect on the recruiting trail. 2018 forward Miller Kopp has decided to play for the program.
Per 2017 bylaws, Kopp made the announcement on the mean streets of Twitter.
Proud to announce my commitment to Northwestern University!! #PoundTheRock #B1GCats pic.twitter.com/ApbgcMxiIA
— Miller Kopp (@millerkopp) September 21, 2017
“I built a really strong relationship with (coach) Chris Collins and I fell in love with the campus,” Kopp told Scout. “I knew it would be a nice campus and have that stuff, but I think me and him are wired the same way. I think that his personality fits mine and I think we complement each other. I’m definitely excited to be able to go to a program on the rise and be able to make some history.”
Northwestern is coming off its first trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history. I don’t know if you remember it, but media members — all of whom appeared to have attended the school — were pretty thrilled about it at the time. In fact, you can still hear most of them jumping for joy and fist-bumping each other.
We slightly kid about calling the program the Duke of the Midwest, but there’s obviously some reason to do so. There’s the academic standards, Chris Collins, and people continuously saying that the coach might be in line for the Duke gig whenever the vampire known as Coach K retires.
Miller Kopp picked the Wildcats over offers from Georgetown, Butler, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. The Houston native is ranked in the top-100 of his class by most recruiting services.