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Carver’s Mya Millner signs with Alabama State

Carver’s Mya Millner on Wednesday signed a Division I letter of intent with Alabama State.
Carver’s Mya Millner on Wednesday signed a Division I letter of intent with Alabama State. File

Carver’s Mya Millner is a good player for one reason, according to coach Anson Hundley.

“Mya is a good player because she is determined to be good,” Hundley said. “ She loves to play the game, and she works hard at it.”

Millner’s hard work paid off Wednesday when she signed to play with Division I Alabama State.

“I chose Alabama State because they made me feel welcomed, had a family atmosphere and a home away from home,” Millner said. “The players had a bond like sisters, which created a winning desire by winning the last two SWAC championships.”

Millner said she enjoyed her visit to the campus in Montgomery, Ala.

“They had great facilities, the coaches really care about her players beyond graduation, the student to teacher ratio was very small, the student body had great school spirit and everything is in walking distance,” she said.

Millner heads into her senior season with 838 points. Topping the 1,000-point plateau is definitely within reach.

But Hundley said Millner, who has been honorable mention on the Ledger-Enquirer Big School All-Bi-City team for each of the past two years, still needs to work on her shot.

“Mya is a big guard, she creates mixed matches all over the court,” he said. “She can post up and she can also step out and play on the wing. This makes her a dual threat.”

Millner and the Lady Tigers open the 2016-17 season on Tuesday when they travel to Tift County. She said she is glad that she was able to take care of this prior to the season starting.

“Yes, so I can focus on the team goals of winning a state championship this year,” Millner said.

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