Username or Email Address
Posted On: 06/14/18 1:08 PM
Every team can use a sharpshooting guard who handles it well and plays with a high basketball IQ.
That’s what Iowa City Regina rising junior Masen Miller brings to the table for adidas program Iowa Barnstormers 16U.
The 5-foot-11 sniper has been critical to the success of the Barnstormers the past several seasons. And has thoroughly enjoyed his time with the squad, one of the Midwest’s best.
“I have a key role playing both guard positions, and felt that I had a good spring with the Barnstormers,” said Miller. “We’ve got an experienced group and play well together. We have a lot of scorers, so on any given game I may be a scorer or move the ball for the team to score. I just really enjoy playing with these guys and developing with them.”
At Regina, Miller enjoyed a good sophomore season while averaging 11.9 points and shooting 44 percent from deep (59 made 3s). Miller led the team in assists for good measure.
“I made many strides from freshman to sophomore year. My shooting and scoring continue to be a strength, but also my ball handling, court vision and passing are equally as strong,” said Miller.
“Coming back next year, we’ll still be young, but have some guys who have played a lot of high level basketball. I really like the group coming in, and feel that we have the potential to do some really good things. Part of my role will be to bring along some of the younger talent and be a leader on the court.”
As Miller heads into his summer with the Stormers, and also playing team camps with the Regals, he’ll continue to hone his ability that’s already made him one of the state’s strongest guards.
“I’m getting the shots up for sure, but my workouts also involve a lot of other aspects like passing, coming off screens and defensive footwork,” said Miller. “The overall goal is to continue to round out as a player in all areas. Getting in the weight room is also a focus.
With a big July ahead, Miller could start to see his recruitment strengthen. Right now, it’s still light.
“I’ve had interest from the D2 and D3 level and will continue to do some of their workouts to keep that going,” said Miller. “It’s still early in the process for me.”
Masen Miller is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 50 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2020 class, click here.