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Posted On: 08/10/18 7:43 PM
Seattle Rotary had a loaded lineup this AAU season so at times it was tough for the bench players to get significant playing time. But through it all, Jishai Miller kept his head high. The hard-working 6-foot-4, 200-pound swingman from Federal Way made the most of his opportunities when he got on the basketball floor and enjoyed the opportunity to play with friends against some incredible competition.
“We won a lot of games and we went to the Peach Jam and that was something a lot of people didn’t think could be done,” Miller said. “I played alright – my defense was good.”
As noted, Miller didn’t get a chance to play a ton of minutes on the EYBL. But he played hard and ended up averaging 2.1 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in his limited floor time. Miller didn’t hit a particularly high percentage from the field or from three, but has a fairly ice looking lefty stroke from the perimeter. In fact, he led the team in free throw shooting, hititng 10-for-11 from the charity stripe, and his all-around game is something he continues to hone.
“I’ve been working on my strength, my defense, and my lateral movement,” he said.
Largely due to the limited minutes, Milller noted that the recruiting process has been rather quiet for him and he’s not even sure what he’s looking for in a college program yet since he doesn’t quite know what he’s looking for in a school yet. But he was grateful for the experience with Rotary and should be one to watch this upcoming season at Federal Way High School.