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Diamond Miller Named Lady Warriors Basketball Team’s MVP For 2016-17 Season

Diamond Miller’s parents, Dreana and Lance, accepted her MVP trophy in her absence.


Diamond Miller was named the FHS Lady Warriors basketball team’s Most Valuable Player for the 2016-17 season.

The accolade was just the latest for the sophomore standout, who helped her team win the first state Tournament of Champions championship in program history.

Miller is currently training in Colorado Springs, Col. as a member of the U16 USA National Team. The team departs June 4 for the 2017 FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The announcement of Miller’s award was made by team coach Audrey Taylor during a dinner held to honor the team members and award them their state championship rings.

Taylor said that she usually believes in acknowledging the team as a whole, rather than single out any players.

“And I still believe that, unless one person truly stands out and makes such an impact,” she said. “One player that did that for me this year was Diamond Miller.”

“I’ll tell you what she did for this team, and what she brought to this team,” Taylor said. “She comes in and works extremely hard. She has another side that’s very playful. She’s a joy to be around. She brought a level of effort to this team, I don’t even know how to put it in words.”

“She found a way to be a leader on the court,” Taylor said. “She didn’t start that way. But in conversations with my captains, who I am so so proud of, Monique (Davis-Campbell) and Camille (Grey), they embraced Diamond and told her a little bit about that leadership. We had our ups and downs, but one thing I can tell you is, when she was on the court, it made us a strong, strong team.”

In their daughter’s absence, Miller’s parents, Dreana and Lance, accepted her MVP trophy from Taylor.

 

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