At Mason County High School, Miller was the marquee star on the team that was being recruited by several major college universities. It was not uncommon to see Miller defer to the second best player Russ Middleton until his team needed him to step up his contribution to pull out a win. And Miller always delivered but does the deferring part of, what maybe a personality trait present a problem. If that is a trait, is it a danger he could lapse back into the deferring mode automatically?
There is a an age-old cliché that says ‘if the right one (hand) don't get you then the left one will.' On this Wildcat football team Miller is part of the left-hand group, which when he produces it make the Cats very difficult to defeat. So Cal is trying to get the left-hand operating at peak efficiency.
Coach Cal when asked about Miller's deferring tendencies he said – "He's just got to play. It's not deferring, he slows down in a game and has opportunities to dunk balls and he doesn't and you just… ‘Come on man.'" Cal said when he dunked that ball in the last game they were doing back-flips on the bench. But he is doing some good things.
Miller said it's been real tough and he doesn't want to go through that again (practice drills). He said with all the great players on the floor he doesn't want to get in their way? "That's excuse No.6," Cal said. What is excuse No.1? Cal said – "The guy pushed me. Excuse No.2 is he grabbed my arm. So yesterday we are doing a drill with pads and the guy grabbed it and missed it. I said you cannot say #2 – the pad has no arms or fingers."
KSR asked Miller what does Cal want from him? "I think he wants me to be more aggressive and rebound but he wants that from everybody. Sometimes you find yourself stepping back and letting John Wall or somebody else do it." Miller admitted that at times it's tough to get out of that habit. He said especially with the amount of talent they have on this team.
So the internal fight with him continues and progress in this area would make this Wildcat team all the more tough when tournament time rolls around.