By Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop
Name: Diamond Miller
Stats: 18 points, 7 rebounds 4 blocks and 3 steals per game in 2017.
Accolades: First Team All-State in 2017. ESPN Top 25 player in the class of 2019.
Projection: First Team All-State.
Why they’re on the list: Franklin wing Diamond Miller was one of the best surprises in New Jersey Basketball last year.
The Warriors went on a Cinderella type TOC run last season. Miller led the way with sensational play down the stretch.but stepped up to the tune of 21 points and 10.7 rebounds per game during the T of C.
Anyone who caught her play during the season knew she was in for a big tournament run. Miller showcased a skill set well beyond her years in 2017. On offense, she was one of hardest players to guard, averaging 19 points and 2.5 three pointers made on offense. While her offensive production was more than welcomed, it was her defensive prowess that propelled her team to elite status. She was a beast on the glass averaging 7 rebounds per night. She played the passing lanes relentlessly, logging close to 3 steals per night. Miller protected the paint as well, punching 4 blocks per night to the stands. Miller was everywhere!
Do yourself a favor and get familiar with Miller. She’s no longer a Diamond in the rough, this year she will stand out whenever she steps on the floor.
Stat to know: With a couple 20 point per game seasons, Diamond Miller will break 2,000 points in her career.