Northwest sophomore Kendrick Miller was a star on Friday night, but few people will hear about it.
Miller scored 23 points in Northwest’s junior varsity win over North. His night didn’t end there, though — he and some other JV players suited up for the varsity team. None of them played.
“(I identify more with) JV because that’s where I play more,” Miller said. “I don’t play on varsity that much. I could if I worked harder.”
Northwest’s varsity team features a handful of sophomores, including starters Spenser Gales and Craig Nicholson. During the JV game at North, Miller looked as if he could break into the group of young players getting significant varsity minutes.
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First, Miller has to solve his biggest problem — laziness. It’s the reason why JV coach Carl Caldwell said Miller didn’t play well Friday despite his impressive numbers.
“Just not running back on defense and not going as hard as I can,” Miller said. “I know I can do better.”