Amar Miller was the Howard Pulley starting point guard this year, plus he was second on the team in scoring, led them in assists, and shot 45 percent from the floor in EYBL play. A solid campaign for sure. “I…
Amar Miller was the Howard Pulley starting point guard this year, plus he was second on the team in scoring, led them in assists, and shot 45 percent from the floor in EYBL play. A solid campaign for sure.
“I would say me getting stronger, being able to guard bigger opponents also just my defense as a whole has improved,” Miller said.
“I really focused on trying to make a difference in the game with my defense. I loved my (Grassroots) experience. There's a couple things I could have done better with personally, but I loved playing with Howard Pulley and the EYBL experience is like no other.”
After splitting their first 22 games, the Panthers went 19-4 in July ending with a solid 30-15 mark. It was a nice way to end their season competing in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Kansas City.
Now Amar is thinking high school basketball. He and his 1,341 career points have one more year to make a mark at Minnetonka.
“I feel great about senior year,” Miller explained. “I feel as if our team this year has the ability to do some great things and I'm very excited to see just how good we can become.
“With our new coach (Chris Carr) I can already see the growth as a team from summer open gyms and stuff like that. To meet our goals we all need to be on the same page, which I think we are. We are all focused and ready to work and that is just exciting in itself for me.”
The Skippers put up massive numbers a year ago and they won’t slow down with three all-conference backcourt players returning, plus Burt Hedstrom moving into a bigger role.
“I feel the hunger in the guys that are coming back and see the hunger in our new coach,” Miller explained. “I have a great feeling about this year just from talking to Cedric Boone, Seth Coatta, and Burt Hedstrom. I can tell that they are feeling the same way about the season and that's exciting to me.”