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Graduate Demarius Miller will return for a second year at Morton College in Cicero after leading the country in scoring.
Miller, a 6-2 guard who averaged 27.6 points per game as a redshirt freshman to lead the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II in scoring, signed the NJCAA’s Second-Year Agreement to return for a second season at Morton College.
But he says he would gladly swap his scoring crown for a national championship.
“I’d trade for that in a heartbeat,” Miller said. “I was mostly trying to help my team in any way possible. Winning is very important – I pride myself in being a winner. It plays an important role.”
The 6-2 guard was redshirted after an injury limited him to five games in 2010-11.
Morton College Coach Conte Stamas says Miller will assume a new role for the team in the coming season.
“He’s more than willing to accept that,” Stamas said. “We’re going to need him to distribute the ball more and take fewer shot attempts because of the quality of players around him.
Miller’s 717 points were the eighth-highest, single-season effort in Morton College men’s basketball history. His best game was 43 in a loss to Lake County.