The basketball season is fast approaching, and Kalamazoo College’s men’s team is preparing for what they hope will be a successful season. One player, Josh Miller K’17, is contributing a hard work ethic that is nothing new.
Miller has been playing basketball since he was in the first grade. During his time at K, he has enjoyed success playing as a center for the men’s team under head coach Eric Dougal. In his first year in college, Miller successfully balanced athletics, academics and what he calls his social life, and was able to earn a spot on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
Miller, who often goes by the nickname “JMills,” is originally from Grand Rapids, MI. When discussing his reasoning for coming to K he said “Coach Dougal was great at recruiting.” He added that K’s reaching out really peaked his interests.
Off the court, Miller has a major in computer science and a minor in mathematics. He chose computer science because he said “I’ve always been interested in technology and [while at K] I fell in love with it.”
“It pays really well,” he added.
His favorite class so far at K has been Mobile Computing, where students make applications for Android devices and learn about different software systems.
When not in the classroom, on the court, or in the weight room, Miller likes to chill out by listening to Twenty One Pilots, playing video games (mostly FIFA 16), and by watching “Prison Break” on Netflix. As a 6’9 athlete, Miller disclosed that his favorite animal is a giraffe.
“They are really tall and so am I,” Miller said.
During his three years at K, he said he has learned to always push himself outside of his comfort zones. Basketball fans should be sure to look out for Miller’s risk taking on November 14 at the first home basketball game of the season.