Brooklyn point guard McMillan chooses Bulls
USF coach Stan Heath has gone 2-for-2 on this past weekend's official campus visits, picking up an oral commitment Monday morning from 6-foot, 160-pound point guard Dwan McMillan, a Brooklyn standout who has spent the last two seasons at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.
"I just felt like home when I came down there," said McMillan, who said his decision was clinched when he had breakfast at Heath's house Saturday morning. "The Big East is the best conference in the country, and I think I can help turn the program around a little bit. If we can get an inside presence, we can be in the upper half of the league."
McMillan, who also had offers from Providence, St. John's, Cincinnati and Clemson, joins 6-foot-8, 295-pound power forward Gene Teague of Vineland, N.J., as USF's new commitments from visits over the weekend. They join power forward Eladio Espinosa, who signed in November, and guard Mike Mercer, a midyear transfer from Georgia, in the Bulls' incoming class. Heath still has three scholarships available for the spring signing period.
McMillan's quickness is well-suited for Heath's uptempo offense, which he watched a lot of in 2006-07 when Heath had one of his childhood friends, Gary Ervin, running it at Arkansas.
"Coach Heath and his staff love my quickness. He wants to play fast," said McMillan, who is only 18 and won't turn 19 until August. He said he averaged 17.8 points and 8.0 assists at St. Benedict's this season.
ESPN.com ranks McMillan as the No. 57 point guard in this year's class.
McMillan, who was hosted by Bulls guards Dominique Jones and Jesus Verdejo on his visit, said he has not posted a qualifying test score, but is close enough he is confident he'll have that score when he takes the SAT again this spring. McMillan's commitment was first reported at Zagsblog, the blog of Adam Zagoria of the Herald News in West Paterson, N.J.