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Deadeye Dyanmo: The Crafty Scorer and Passing Extraordinaire

Jacob Mills

Twitter @Jacob_Mills3

Instagram @jmills3ball

6’2 155 c/o 27

Carson High School


Mills is yet another dynamic young athlete who punishes a defense in multiple ways. He is a killer from three point land, and possesses a catch and shoot sniper mentality, with a silky smooth release. He is extremely versatile, which allows him to blow past defenders off the bounce. His floater is sweet as sugar, and is truly a work of art.


He is also a fierce finisher at the rim and a strong force under the boards. He is a highly efficient, unselfish player.  While known for his shooting prowess, he can run the entire court and finish in a variety of ways. He plays hard and strives to get his teammates involved in the offense.  He uses his strength to shoot the ball well, to help space the floor, and because he is an efficient scorer, he doesn't require a high volume of shots to light up the scoreboard. Jacob is.a solid ball handler who uses phenomenal court vision to find the open man, and very rarely will you see him make a turnover. 


This past season Jacob averaged 14.8 points,, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while shooting an eye popping, jaw dropping 73% from the floor, and 45% from three, as well as shooting 71% from the FT line. He continues to grow as a leader, and his biggest goal going into next season, is to help foster the culture that Coach Perry is trying to establish at Carson.  Jacob said the things he wants to work on improving the most is his rebounding and assists, which he knows will only help the team win more games. Jacob also wants to do more off the bounce and get to the line more often, as well playing with more energy. 

Losing in the first round of the state playoffs left him with a very bad taste in his mouth and he said he is going to do everything in his power to make sure that never happens again. He wants to become even more vocal this upcoming season and work on being an even stronger leader. He will be playing AAU for the Carolina Riptide this upcoming offseason. He wants his team to compete at a very high level, and try to win as many games as possible. The hard work he has put in, is paying off, as his squad is really beginning to roll. 


What fuels Jacob's fire the most is his love of the game of basketball. He always is motivated and driven to play at his best. Jacob is hungry and passionate about doing anything and everything he can to improve his game, and get better and better each day. When facing adversity during a game, he has learned to take a deep breath, trust the process, and trust the hard work that he has put in. Jacob said that a coach can always expect him to bring a confident, but not cocky swagger. He firmly believes in his ability to knock down shots and make things happen on the court.


Jacob said that he would be honored to play at any level of college basketball. I personally believe right now, he fits well as a D2 prospect, with the absolute potential to play at a higher level, if he continues to grow and develop as a player. There is always a place on every team for a player who can put the ball in the net. He will need to put in work in the weightroom to become stronger and more physical, which will only improve his rebounding.


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