LMU's Miller is WCC Player of the Week
Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 6) - For the second time this season, Loyola Marymount senior Adoyah Miller was named by the West Coast Conference as the Player of the Week. The fifth-year player continues his turn-around campaign as he shares this week's honor with Santa Clara's Sean Dennison. Both players led their teams to sweeps this past weekend.
Miller helped the Lions defeat Portland 74-59 on Saturday and then led all scorers in the upset over Gonzaga, 67-61, on Big Monday. Miller averaged 19.0 points while shooting 50 percent from the field and 62 percent from the three-point line.
On Saturday, he went 6-for-11 from the floor, hitting 5-for-9 from beyond the arc to net 17 points. He added a rebound, three assists in the win. In the big win Monday, he went 3-for-7 from the field, all three coming from the three-point line on four attempts. However, it was charity work that got the Lions the win.
He went 12-for-14 from the free throw line (86 percent), hitting six straight in the final minutes to give the Lions their first win in eight tries against Gonzaga. He added two assists and a steal in 35 minutes.
Miller earned his first Player of the Week honor on Dec. 26 for his performance against Boise State and Long Beach State. He had his first two 20-point games in those two non-conference games. In league games, Miller leads the WCC with 3.11 three-pointers per game, ranking fourth with 2.4 in all games played.
Overall he is ranked 15th in scoring at 11.7 points per game, coming in at 7th in WCC games at 15.1 points per game. His 41.2 percent shooting form three in league games is ranked ninth, while his 41.1 percent in all games is ranked fifth.
Miller's numbers are all the more impressive as he appeared in just 10 games in his first two seasons at LMU due to injuries. He had scored 56 points with seven three-pointers in his first two campaigns. This season he has 292 points and 60 three pointers, the third most in a decade at LMU.