Brighton’s Brandon Miller is a busy, busy guy right now, and the 5A state tournament is only part of the reason why
Miller leaves for his LDS Church mission to Buenos Aries, Argentina in two weeks, and the state tournament week coincides with his final week of high school. He has several final tests later this week.
“Just take it one day at a time,” said the University of Utah commit. “I’m equally excited about the mission and the end of the tournament. Going on a mission is something I decided I wanted to do since I was a little kid. I’m pumped about that, and obviously when the time comes I can’t wait to get back and start playing for the U.”
Miller will be fluent in Spanish in two years, but when asked the extent of his Spanish knowledge right now, he said he knows, “Hola and como estas”
Miller scored 26 points in Brighton’s 69-58 victory over Viewmont on Tuesday, and was incredibly efficient from the field making 9 of 14 with six lay-ups.
“He took the ball good and hard to the basket. He made an easy opportunity for himself and his teammates,” said Brighton coach Jeff Gardner.
Miller rarely shoots over 50 percent with his high volume of 3-point shooting, but on Wednesday he only attempted four 3-pointers. The senior said Viewmont’s defense was playing him in such a way that he could attack the basket, so that’s what he did.
When asked if the performance was one of Miller’s most consistent of the year, Gardner didn’t want to read too much into it.
“He just went out and played a really good basketball game. We’ve had a really good team coming back and he’s done a really nice job of pulling them all together and keeping everybody involved and he did that really well tonight,” said Gardner.
The 26 points was the fifth most of the season for Miller,