Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
Brighton's #22 Brandon Miller raises his fist in a show of victory as Brighton defeats Riverton in the 5A semifinals Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Maverik Center in West Valley 61-56.

SANDY — Brighton High shooting guard Brandon Miller verbally committed to the University of Utah on Wednesday evening.

Miller averaged 21.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his junior season last year in leading Brighton to the 5A state championship game against Lone Peak. Miller is a great shooter who also knocked down 67 3-pointers last season.

Along with Utah, the 6-foot-2 guard was being recruited by BYU, Utah State, Stanford and Arizona State, among others.

Miller joins East High standout Parker Van Dyke, who verbally committed to the Utah earlier this summer.

The verbal commitments by both Van Dyke and Miller are excellent recruits for coach Larry Krystkowiak to land as he tries to rebuild the program.