Athlete of the Week: Kwayde Miller key in cagers’ come-from-behind victory

By Bill Tamburrino

In football most people don’t focus on the big men, especially the offensive linemen.

In basketball it is a different story. Defenses collapse on them and offenses rely on them for points. They are expected to grab rebounds at both ends of the court.

Ramona Sentinel Athlete of the Week, Kwayde Miller, is flanked by Chris Surham and Matt Lawler as the three set up to play defense. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

Last week Kwayde Miller did all of the above for the Bulldog basketball team in the X-Treme Glass Tournament at Sweetwater High School.

Miller averaged over 10 points a game as he scored in double figures three times and led the Dawgs in rebounding in the tourney. He finished the tournament with a double-double against Victor Valley in a come from behind Bulldog victory.

For his efforts Kwayde Miller is the Ramona Sentinel Athlete of the Week.

“I am just getting into basketball shape,” said Miller. “In football it is short bursts of maximum physical effort, which never last 10 seconds, and then you get a 30-second break. In basketball there is constant action and you only get a break when there is a free throw or you are taken out of the game.”

Miller thinks that basketball will help him as he prepares to enter San Diego State University on a football scholarship next fall.

“Basketball will help my footwork and endurance,” he said.

And the former tight end will get his hands on the ball on a regular basis.

Miller is also getting adjusted to Coach David Reichner.

“He has a lot of experience and knowledge and he communicates well,” said Miller. “He is a good teacher and a good coach.”

Related posts:

  1. Athlete of the Week: Kwayde Miller
  2. Cagers end week with two tourney wins
  3. Cagers drop 3, win 1 in Mt. Miguel Invitational
  4. Athlete of the Week: Elias Jauregui served double duty
  5. Ramona baseball finishes week with solid victory

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