Mitchell recognizes 'Macy Miller Day'
Macy Miller's basketball talents have earned the Mitchell native a litany of achievements on the hardwood, but Monday night marked her first civic honor.
After wrapping up a weekend full of workouts in preparation for the 2019 WNBA season with the defending league champion Seattle Storm, Miller walked into Mitchell City Hall, where she received a distinguished honor from the Mitchell City Council, as Monday was proclaimed as "Macy Miller Day."
"It's been so great having the community support throughout my whole basketball career, and this is just another example of that," Miller said of the council's Macy Miller Day proclamation.
Mitchell Mayor Bob Everson opened the council meeting and called Miller to the podium. He listed the numerous achievements the South Dakota State University standout has notched in her storied collegiate career.
"Macy Miller has demonstrated tremendous talent and character throughout her college and high school career," Everson said. "Her character is admired and respected by the Mitchell community, and alongside her basketball accomplishments, she's been named to the Summit League academic honor roll."
Drafted in the third round of this year's WNBA Draft on April 10 by the Seattle Storm, Miller became the first SDSU women's basketball player to be selected in the WNBA draft in 12 years, along with being the first Mitchell Kernel girls basketball player in MHS history to get drafted.
While she will be taking her talents to the professional level, Miller solidified her place in SDSU history, becoming the school's and Summit League conference's all-time leading scorer with 2,355 points.
From being named the back-to-back Summit League's women's basketball player of the year to guiding the Jackrabbits to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history during this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament, Miller has made her hometown proud.
"Whereas, these accomplishments are commended and demonstrate the high caliber and talent of Macy Miller. Therefore be it resolved, the city of Mitchell wishes to formally congratulate Miller on her accomplishments and for representing the community of Mitchell in such a positive way," Everson said, officially declaring Monday as Macy Miller Day, handing her the proclamation.