SD Miss Basketball goes to Mitchell's Miller
SIOUX FALLS — Mitchell High School senior Macy Miller was named the 2013-14 Miss Basketball for the state of South Dakota at a banquet Sunday at the Ramkota Inn in Sioux Falls.
The award, presented by Hansen-Anderson Basketball, is given annually to the top senior girls basketball player for all classes in South Dakota. Miller was chosen from a group of ten finalists from around the state. The award is voted on by the South Dakota high school basketball coaches. Hansen-Anderson publishes previews annually for boys and girls prep basketball.
“It is really special to be honored with the Miss Basketball award,” Miller said. “It’s a pretty big award and it’s great to be there with all of the other finalists and have your name called.”
Miller led the Kernels to a 23-2 record and a runner up finish at the Class AA state tournament. The South Dakota State University signee averaged 30.7 points, eight rebounds, five steals and nearly four assists per game in 2013-14.
Steven Schaefer, of Rapid City Stevens, won the Mr. Basketball at the banquet.
Miller’s win was the second straight for the Kernels after Kerri Young won the award in 2012-13.
“Winning it two years in a row is something that is tough to do,” Miller said of the back-to-back wins for the Kernels.
Miller will join Young at SDSU next season and plans to make the move to Brookings for at the end of May to get a head start on classes and workouts.
“I’m really excited, but I am nervous because senior year went by so fast,” Miller said. “I just want to get there and get started.”