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Jackson Christian’s Thomas Miller Sets New Rebound Record


Jackson Christian’s Thomas Miller outjumps everyone for a rebound

It was a big night For Jackson Christian’s big man Thomas Miller. He achieved something he had dreamed of since he started to play roundball at JCS. And he knew it was coming. He could feel it. And with time running out on the road against North Adams Jerome, Thomas leaped above the other players and dragged down the ball breaking the Royals rebound record in a game with 27, breaking Max Walz’s old record.

“The last time out against North Adams I was close to breaking the record,” an elated Miller stated. “So tonight I had a feeling I could do it and was going to try as hard as I could. That was my goal and it feels good to do it.”

Miller, who stands 6 feet 5inches tall, not only rebounds but blocks shots and can score. Against North Adams he put up 18 points to go with his 27 boards. The former record holder Walz gave a shout out to Thomas on twitter for breaking his record. The state all time record is 49 by Jerry Stuart of Perry set in 1970. Miller’s record puts him in the top 30 of the state all time with some good company including former NBA stars Jesse Campbell & Spencer Haywood.

“I was really hoping and trying to break the school record this year, my senior year. I can’t even explain how excited I was to break it,” Miller happily said. “But it’s also weird knowing I broke a school record. I thank my teammates and especially my dad and my girlfriend Katie. They really encouraged me to work hard and to go for it.”

Miller and the Royals  season isn’t even close to being over yet so there is a chance he can get out on the court and break his own record.

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