Student Athlete: Chris Miller

Chris Miller is the Student Athlete of the Week thanks to his efforts in, and out of the classroom.
Chris Miller is the Student Athlete of the Week thanks to his efforts in, and out of the classroom.

CHAMPION, OH (WYTV)- “I’m very competitive. anything I do, I want to win. Gym class, anything,” says Champion’s Chris Miller.

“So, I think just wanting to win more than anything. I hate losing, so I think that’s what drives me,” said the senior.

Competing runs in the family for chris miller. His father taught him the game of basketball at an early age, and his older brother ryan pushed him to be a better player.

“It kind of runs in the family a lot. But I like it a lot. And i’ve always enjoyed it. Ever since I can remember really. I’ve always been in the gym my whole life. Just anytime I could. I’ve always liked it so, stuck with it.”

And his hard work has paid off, Miller averaged double-figures the past two seasons, and led the area in the free throw and 3-point percentage his sophomore year.

“I like to score but I like to do everything. Anything I can do to help the team. Defense, rebounding, passing, anything,” says Miller.

That unselfish attitude has carried over to the baseball and soccer fields as well, but Miller takes just as much pride in the classroom, where he leads his class with a 4.0 GPA.

“Really, just paying attention in class and getting my assignments done. If you work hard in the present, it helps you in the future.”

And the future is bright. Miller plans to stay in sports by attending a college to study business and sports management.

“I think a lot of times when people think that, if they see an athlete, they don’t really think they care about school. Or if they see someone that cares about school, they don’t think they’re an athlete. So I definitely take pride in the fact that knowing that I can succeed in both, on and off the court.”

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