Motlow All-American Will Stay For Sophomore Year

Dequan Miller.. Photo provided by Motlow College

Dequon Miller.. Photo provided by Motlow College

Two years ago Dequon Miller had a decision to make. Was he going to be just another former high school basketball player who didn’t live up to his potential, or was he going to use his talent on the court to get an education and create opportunities for his future?
Miller chose option two, and Motlow College and its basketball family are glad he did.
When Matt Sligh was named head men’s basketball coach at Motlow College in July 2013, he inherited a program that had won the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association championship the previous season. With no players returning from that championship team, his first order of business was to build a roster.
His first recruit was Miller, a point guard who had averaged 28 points and eight assists per game in prep school. Sligh liked what he saw in Miller and felt that he could build a team around the talented freshman. Miller exceeded expectations by being named an All-American, and despite offers from multiple major-college programs will return to play his sophomore season at Motlow.
While Miller’s goal is to ultimately play basketball for a four-year college, he recognizes the benefits in returning to Motlow; both for his game on the court and his personal goals as a student-athlete.