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Miller signs NLOI with Parkland College

  • Lotte Miller, center front, recently signed scholarship papers to play basketball for Parkland College, a two-year community college in Champaign. Joining Miller at her signing was her mother Rietta (left front) and father Mark (right front). Also joining Miller were back row, from left, Jacob Morse (HHS assistant coach), Mason Sloan (brother), Laken Miller (sister) and Jake Stewart (HHS head girls' basketball coach).

    Lotte Miller, center front, recently signed scholarship papers to play basketball for Parkland College, a two-year community college in Champaign. Joining Miller at her signing was her mother Rietta (left front) and father Mark (right front). Also joining Miller were back row, from left, Jacob Morse (HHS assistant coach), Mason Sloan (brother), Laken Miller (sister) and Jake Stewart (HHS head girls' basketball coach).
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By Michael Dann mdann@dailyregister.com
updated: 5/27/2018 7:22 PM

Home is supposed to be comfortable. So when Lotte Miller stepped foot on Parkland College, her heart knew where she was supposed to be.

Recently, Miller signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Parkland College, a two-year community college in Champaign.

"The reason I chose Parkland was because it made me feel at home," Miller said. "The coaches, athletes, everything just felt right. I had other offers and visits still to be made, but as soon as I got to Parkland, my heart told me this is where I want to spend the next two years."

Miller went over the 1,000 career points mark for head coach Jake Stewart and company this past season. She averaged 14.3 points per game, along with, 5.3 assists per game and 3.3 steals per game. Miller has been a 2 year starter and has helped Harrisburg to a school record 31 wins.

Miller was named to the All-Tournament Team at Harrisburg, Benton and Eldorado and was named to the Southern Illinois River-To-River Ohio All-Conference Team, as well as, IBCA Third Team and Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention Team.

The outgoing senior says that she wants a National Ring and is positive Parkland is the place that can get her one.

"They always make a deep run in the tournament every year. This upcoming year, I'm hoping to help them win it all."

Miller says her ability to get to the basket will be a strong suit when she joins the Cobras, she also feels her ability to score will be a valuable asset, but she also knows what she needs to work on.

"I have to work on my jumper," she said. "I am positive my coaching staff will help me out a lot.

I've talked to (my coaches) and they believe I can be the one to lead the team and anything I can do to help my team out I will. I am a team player and love to win."

Miller, who is undecided on her college major said that after two years at Parkland she hopes to sign a Division 1 scholarship to continue her basketball career.

Michael Dann covers prep and college sports for the Southern Illinois Local Media News Group. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.