Only two years ago, one particular shooting guard at Evans High School fired up basketball fans as few others have. Glen Miller, who graduated from Evans in 2006, was known for his exciting play and 3-point sharpshooting that helped the Knights reach the second round of the Class AAAA state tournament his senior year.
Now he's doing it at the junior-college level.
Miller is now a sophomore at Aiken Technical College. He's still a Knight, and he still has that 3-point shot known to excite student sections and frustrate opposing back courts.
"I started off a little slow this year, but it's been awesome," Miller said. "I've learned a lot playing college ball."
Miller and the Knights improved their overall record to 12-3 last week with an 88-75 home victory over conference opponent Denmark. Miller led Aiken Tech with 21 points in the game, and 18 of those came in the second half.
"He started the season out very well, but then had a bad stretch and I benched him," Aiken Tech men's basketball coach Bruce Capers said. "This was his response to getting benched. That's pretty good."
Miller's big night included 4-for-4 from the free-throw line and 6-for-9 shooting from the field. He hit five 3-pointers and two assists.
Miller said he has used his experiences at Evans to help make the leap to the college level, but it wasn't a perfect transition.
"It's a lot different than high school," he said. "The speed and athleticism are a lot better and you're playing against good players every night."
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