SAINT-LAURENT, QC–Ben Millaud of the Vanier Cheetahs becomes the ninth Canadian player in the class of 2012 to commit to an NCAA program. Millaud is currently the #36-ranked prospect in the NPH national rankings.
He commits to Saint Francis (PA), after being recruited by several NCAA programs including Vermont, James Madison, Lafayette, and Maine.
“St. Francis wanted me for long, all the coaches were interested, I was their priority,” explained Millaud.
His trip to St. Francis was a clear success as he had some encouraging word about the campus.
“It felt like a baller’s paradise when I went on the visit. I’ll have a great chacne to be successful.”
Andy Hertzog, Head Coach of the Cheetahs also spoke to us on his player’s commitment.
“I am very proud of Ben, he has come so far. He was not highly recruited coming out of high school (in fact, he was told by one coach in our league that he would never play at our level), but he has worked on his game as hard as any player I’ve had, really expanding his game and his physical abilities.”
Millaud has developed a reputation for being a sniper from the outside, possessing great range and a quick release.
“This is an area where he can really help St. Francis – they need some consistent perimeter shooting. But Ben has become a more complete offensive player who can also help them in other ways,” Hertzog told NPH.
Millaud is no longer a one-dimensional player, according to his coach…he is much more than that.
“He now takes the ball to the basket very well, and can create his own shot or easy scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an intelligent player with great court vision and is an excellent and most willing passer.”
The 6’3 shooting guard has realized three of his dreams come to reality; winning a provincial championship, a national championship, and obtaining an NCAA division one scholarship.
“His next goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament and I know he will just about kill hmself to achieve that goal as well.”
NPH would like to congratulate Ben on his commitment. Another Canadian makes his dream a reality!