Miller Works, Grabs GCAC Honor
November 22, 2013By Scott Wallace of Fisk University
NASHVILLE- Fisk Men's Basketball player Darrell Miller was named the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week for games played the week of November 10. Miller, a senior from Nashville, averaged 25 points in 17.5 rebounds in games against Lane (TN.) College and Reinhardt (GA.) University. In the game against Lane he eclipsed one milestone and matched another. He scored his 1,000th career point at Fisk and tied his career high by grabbing 24 rebounds. He had 29 points in the game. Miller started his career at Milligan College. He now has 1,307 points and 789 rebounds in his college career.
"That's just Darrell being Darrell," said Fisk Head Coach Jay Smith. "Teams know he is an All-American, they try to stop him but he continues to put up monster stats. Every game this year he has been in double figures in scoring and or rebounds. This is a well deserved honor for him. He put in the work over the summer to get better and he has. This is not a surprise for me."
Miller on the year has five double-double with the Lane game being his only 20-20 game thus far. The only game he has not scored in double figures was against Freed-Hardeman. All of the other games he has scored at least 21 points.
"Getting player of the week is really an honor to me," said Miller. To be singled out as the best out of a lot of good players in this conference is humbling. I feel a lot of other guys could have won it. To give it to me shows that all the hard work I have put in during the offseason has paid off. My teammates share this honor with me. They all play a part. This season being my last at Fisk is very special to me. We have a good nucleus."