M State's Miller named National Player of the Week

December 7, 2018

Austin MillerM State’s Austin Miller was recognized as the NJCAA Division III National Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 26-Dec. 2. after an impressive showing during three consecutive Spartan victories.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Miller scored 31 points, including the game winning three-pointer with four seconds left in overtime as M State beat Northland 89-88.  He also had five assists and a steal in the game.

In the Spartans’ 85-71 win over Vermilion on Friday, Nov. 30, Miller had 28 points and 10 rebounds.

The following afternoon, Miller made 9 of 13 shots and finished with a game high 27 points as the Spartans completed their 3-0 week with an 81-58 win over Mesabi Range."

Miller is a sophomore guard from Big Lake.

The three victories lifted the Spartans to a 3-3 record going into weekend games against Northland and Itasca on Dec. 7-8.