Miller leads SW Oregon in scoring, ranks top-20 in NWAC

November 25, 2017

Moses Miller basketball

Moses Miller

The progression of Anchorage’s Moses Miller has come fast and furious.

The Southwestern Oregon freshman has steadily seen his minutes surge and his scoring increase through the first four games of his junior college career with the NWAC school in Coos Bay.

The 6-foot-2 guard is averaging 19 points to lead the Lakers and tie for 19th in the 34-team league.

Miller, of East High fame, is coming off a season-high 23 points against Yakima Valley in which he added season bests in minutes [36], field-goal attempts [20], field goals [8], free-throw attempts [4] and free throws [4].

It was also his third consecutive game with eight made field goals.

Miller has been in double figures in all four games, going from 16 to 18 to 19 to 23 in part because his minutes have gone from 25 to 29 to 30 to 36.

More minutes, more points. It’s not rocket science, but more playing time doesn’t always equate to more offense.

Credit Miller for doing the right things behind the scenes at practice to earn the coach’s trust.