This week's #MNPSMVP is Brandon Miller – Cane Ridge High School
While Brandon Miller is a Metro Nashville Public Schools legacy, he decided to pursue a different path in his athletic aspirations. His mother, father, older siblings and event his godfather all graduated from Metro Schools. His mother ran track and field for Hillwood High School and his father played football for Hillsboro High School. He big shoes and decision to make. Brandon decided to choose the path of basketball.
“Coming from an athletic family pushes me to continue to do my best,” Miller said. “Their encouragement and advice is helpful. Even though it is coming from my parents or brother or sister, it is one athlete helping another athlete.”
Miller started playing basketball for local recreational leagues at the age of five. From there, his skills began to enhance and his love for basketball grew as well as his height. Miller stands at 6 foot and 8 inches tall as a freshman point/shooting guard for the Ravens varsity boys’ basketball team at Cane Ridge High School. He averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game for the Ravens 20 – 9 record this past basketball season. He and the Ravens tied for the district regular season, finished third in the quarter basketball finals and placed third in the district tournament.
Even though just a freshman Miller has been named All-District and All-City Team for Class AAA. The Tennessean named him Second Team All Midstate. Miller is also ranked No. 1 in the state of Tennessee and ESPN ranked him No. 15 in the country for boys’ high school basketball players.
“When I heard about the ESPN ranking I was shocked. What basketball player doesn’t want to be featured on ESPN, the top sports network in the world,” Miller said. “I want to continue to get better and, hopefully, move up to the number one spot in the future.”
Miller has not stopped since the Raven’s basketball season has ended. He is currently playing with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) tour travelling to trainings and tournaments. He is a member of the Bradley Beal Elite AAU team (Beal plays shooting guard for the Washington Wizards). As an Elite member, Miller will have the opportunity to play with high school basketball players from across the country, interact with collegiate basketball coaches and receive media training.
“The sky is the limit for Brandon and he has the potential to be the best in the country,” said Marlin Simms, coach for Cane Ridge High School boys’ basketball team. “If he continues to stay the course and remain humble, expand his interests and become versatile both on the court and off, Brandon will be the best playing with the best.”