The new year has been full of blessings for UNCG Men’s Basketball’s Isaiah Miller thus far. Just a week ago, Miller earned the title of SoCon Player of the Month for January. Making him the first Spartan to earn that honor in eight years.
During his January run, Miller put forth a number of incredible performances. Early in the month, the junior guard out of Georgia put up career-highs of 31 points and nine steals to beat SoCon opponent Mercer. Miller set a program record with those nine steals and the Spartans would win that game 72-63 in front of a raucous Coliseum crowd.
Just days after the win, Miller would set yet another program record with nine assists in a double-overtime loss against Wofford.
To close out the month of January, Miller would put on yet another great showing against Samford. In the 70-63 win, he secured the first double-double of his collegiate career with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Miller currently leads the Southern Conference in points per game (18.7) and is nationally ranked in steals (71).
As the calendar changed to February, Miller and UNCG were able to keep up the momentum they began SoCon play with. The Spartans secured back-to-back home wins with an 82-62 victory against Western Carolina on Wednesday night. Miller continued his dominance as well as scoring 20 points and nabbing six steals that night.
I spoke with the reigning SoCon Player of the Month after Wednesday’s game and his focus was on the consistency of the team rather than his individual feats. He explained that “[he] feel[s] like the whole team is getting in a groove. Everyone is learning their roles and [we are] doing what we have to do to win games.”.
UNCG will hit the road Saturday for a rematch with Mercer. Miller said the mindset going into this game is being prepared. He expressed, “We don’t know the result of the game, but we’re going to practice hard for it and just treat it like any other game.”.