Posted On: 11/23/18 12:00 PM
Two years ago, Pekin now-senior Cameron Millikin broke the school’s single-season record for 3s in a season.
Now, the 5-foot-10 guard is heading into his final high school season, and looking to not only be a sniper from deep, but a high-level assist guy as well.
“I’m good at distributing the ball,” Millikin said. “But I’m also a shooter. And I can bring energy when I’m out there on the floor.”
When his shot’s not dropping from deep, Millikin has been working on a way to stay involved offensively.
“I’m just working on being more consistent and working to develop a 15-foot jumper when the 3-point shot isn’t there,” he said. “And then floaters, getting past the defense and hitting a floater because I’m not that tall.”
Formerly a football guy, too, Millikin forwent his senior season on the gridiron, instead electing to work on his hoops game four times per week in the late summer and fall.
Now, he’s prepared for what could be a big-time senior season. His Pekin squad opens up with Winfield Mt. Union next Tuesday.
“I’m going to be a leader for the younger guys and help them out as we go,” said Millikin. “And then just taking care of the games one by one and not looking ahead, while still knowing the end goal and where we want to be.”
There’s a couple college programs that Millikin reports have been showing some considerable interest. He’s hoping with a big senior season, he’ll generate some college hoops options. Grand View and William Penn were the main two right now. “Those are the main ones as of now,” said Millikin. “I’ve talked with some other coaches, but those are the main two.”