Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Matt Miller eclipses 1,000 career college points mark

Add 1,000+ college points to Miller's 3,000+ high school points to
understand why I say Miller has been getting buckets for nearly a decade.

USMMA senior Matt Miller has started the season fast, scoring 19 points per game in his first three outings, including a 33 point outburst Saturday against Keystone that earned him a spot on the Skyline Conference Weekly Honor Roll. In a 66-56 loss to Hunter Tuesday night, Miller scored all of his team high 12 points in the second half, eclipsing the 1,000 career point mark after finishing a drive with 11:50 remaining in the game.

Miller is averaging 19 ppg through three games.
Despite the 0-3 start, Miller is playing winning basketball. With several key teammates injured and not playing, he poured in 22 of his team's 30 first half points Saturday to keep the Mariners within striking distance against Keystone. After Keystone opened a 20-4 lead, Miller scored 20 points during a 10 minute long, 26-15 Mariners spurt that made the score 38-30 with just over 1:00 remaining in the half. USMMA would eventually fall 83-66, and Miller finished with 33.

Miller's 1000th point Tuesday came during a second half run that closed Hunter's lead over the Mariners to 1 at 42-41. After being held scoreless in the first half, Matt came to life in the second to lead the team in scoring (12 points) for the third time in three games this season.

I frequently say that Matt, who scored more than 3,000 high school points in his four seasons playing for my GAIS Eagles homeschool team, has been getting buckets for almost a decade. This flurry of hoops from all angles from Miller against South Carolina high school powerhouse Gray Military in 2012 is an example of the kinds of things Matt has been doing to defenders these last 8 seasons.

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