Being a five-star basketball recruit has its perks—the superhuman athleticism, free trip to college, and the likelihood of an NBA future—but privacy isn't one of them. Miles Bridges, a five-star small forward from Huntington Prep, shared a funny anecdote with MLiveabout what it is like to try to be an average teenager while also being a top recruit. While on a movie date, Bridges got a 10 p.m. phone call from Kentucky head coach John Calipari.
Around 10 p.m. you enter Rave Cinemas with a special female friend to check out “The Gallows” movie. Just as the horror film begins, your phone goes off as you’re kicked back, lounging in your seat.
Guess who … Kentucky coach John Calipari is calling to check in. Sounds surreal, right? Well, that’s life for five-star basketball recruit Miles Bridges.
“I had to ask, could I call him back,” Bridges said with a smile. “Coaches usually just call to check to see how I’m doing and to see if I’m still interested.”
Apparently this sort of thing isn't all that rare for a player like Bridges.
Bridges says he receives up to 25-30 calls and text messages per day, in addition to his personal contacts. A legion of high-major NCAA coaches seems to have no problem logging in overtime hours, trying to reel the high-flying, 6-foot-7 forward into their program.
Bridges, ranked the No. 18 player in the class of 2016, has offers from Kentucky, as well as Florida, Kansas Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina and many others. Hopefully he has an unlimited talk and text plan.