Shelbyville’s Malcolm Miller surpasses the 2,000 career point mark

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SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — It’s a moment more than 50 years in the making and Malcolm Miller didn’t even realize it was coming.

“I didn’t really make a big deal out of it,” Miller said. “People were asking me where I’m at but honestly I didn’t even know until someone told me. I didn’t really pay attention to it, I’m just focused on what we’re trying to do this year.”

The Shelbyville senior scored his 2,000th point in a win over Sullivan, then went on to break the school record that dates all the way back to 1962.

“It definetly feels good but I obviously couldn’t do it without Coach Herdes and all my teammates, especially with the teammates that I have,” he said.

It’s a milestone he couldn’t have reached on his own. And his next goal of winning a conference championship also can’t be done alone. As the only senior on the team, there’s no doubt his teammates depend on him as well.

“Now when it’s crunch time, we know we can go to him, and he will take care of it,” Shelbyville head coach Bob Herdes said. “He helps the younger kids, he’s just so much more mature in his play. You can’t ask for a better kid, he’s a hard worker, dedication, and he deserves everything he gets.”

While Malcom’s hard work has paid off in many ways, he still has unfinished business for his final season, as he tries to lead the Rams to their first regional title since Shelbyville won the state title back in 1996.

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