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Mitchell senior Macy Miller, right, steals the rebound from Sioux Falls O’Gorman senior Claire Howes, left, during the first half of a Class AA girls state basketball semifinal game March 14 at the Frost Arena in Brookings. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

SD Miss Basketball goes to Mitchell's Miller

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SD Miss Basketball goes to Mitchell's Miller
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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.”