Posted On: 01/4/19 12:00 PM

Among all freshman playing varsity in Class 4A, Mason City’s Corey Miner is the second-leading scorer this season.

The 5-foot-9 point guard is only being outpaced so far by one of the nation’s best freshman, Ames’ Tamin Lipsey.

For Miner, it’s his ability to not just shoot it, but also get to the rim that’s made him such an offensive threat this season.

“I like to make an impact with my shooting, but also by driving and looking to score and finding my teammates for open looks,” said Miner. “But I think the majority of my points come from the 3s.”

Through the first eight games of his high school career, Miner is averaging 10.8 points per game. He’s leading the Mohawks in 3s-made with 15, and is shooting them at an impressive 42 percent clip.

“I knew coming into the season that I wanted to play varsity and make an impact for my team. So I just went out there and have been trying to just play my game,” said Miner. “We’ve come up short as a team a lot, but I think we’ll win a lot more the second half of the season.”

He added: “My goals for the rest of the season would be to keep putting up numbers and to keep getting better.”

When his freshman season is complete, Miner will get right into his 15U season with Iowa Barnstormers Gold.

“That’s going to be fun,” he said. “We’re just going to look to get better.”