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Athlete of Week: Miller’s love of game paying off

Name: Marin Miller

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 15

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Miller fired in a game-high 32 points in a key 60-48 victory over Portage and made 13-of-14 free throws in the game. She also scored 21 points in a win over Central Mountain and nine points in a victory over Huntingdon.

Season update: Miller is averaging 19.6 points per game for the 12-4 Lady Tigers.

Coach Deanna Jubeck’s quote: “Marin’s hard work and dedication to the sport of basketball is giving her results. Her consistent effort of putting in extra time on her own is paying dividends, not only for herself, but also for Lady Tiger basketball. Marin’s love of the game will continue to allow her to excel in years to come.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Schmouder

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “High School Musical”

Favorite food: Ice cream

Favorite song: “Magic in the Hamptons” by Social House ft. Lil Yachty

Outside interests: Working out at Dorman’s Sports Performance, participating in track and field

Favorite professional sports team: Philadelphia 76ers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Muggsy Bogues

Best athlete I ever competed against: State College’s Maya Bokunewicz

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, my older brother and my sister

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the MVP in the Greater Latrobe tournament

How I got my start in basketball: “Tagging along with my older siblings to Coach (John) Swogger’s basketball clinics on Saturday mornings.”

Future goal: To continue my athletic and academic career in college

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