Drew junior center Kevin-Michael Miller of Rockaway leads NCAA Division III in field-goal shooting percentage. He has made 73 of his 94 attempts for a .777 mark, as the Rangers averaged a Landmark Conference best 79.1 points per game (8-6, 4-2).
“It’s a shocking experience because I’ve never categorized myself with those kind of players on the national level,” Miller said in a press release. “It’s going to motivate me to keep that spot. I don’t want to lose it now that I’m there. I would contribute that to the other four people on the court and drawing the attention away. By the time the ball gets to me, I’m right there. They did all the hard work and I just have to finish it.”
Miller (6-foot-8, 225 pounds) averages 10.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest. He has scored in double digits nine times this winter, including the last five games. Miller has two double-doubles for the Rangers, who visit Landmark rival Elizabethtown tonight.
He has converted his last 12 field goal attempts in a row over the past two games and has made 36 of his last 40 (90 percent) during the Rangers’ last five games.
“He’s a great kid and a humble person off the court, and that translates well in the game,” Drew head coach Darryl Kecker said. “He doesn’t force shots and he’s always willing to make the extra pass to help our team. His teammates have a great deal of confidence in him under the basket and that confidence has been growing each year and each game. He’s doing all the right things to put himself in position for the high-percentage dunks and layups, and it’s really helped put a charge in our attack this year.”