We will count down the remaining days until WCU basketball tips off at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio on November 7th. In this season's countdown, we will meet the coaches and team members as we countdown.
7 Days until Tip-off
#3 Jason McMillan
Height/Weight: 5'11" 165
Hometown: Cherokee, N.C.
High Scool: Cherokee HS
2016-17 (Freshman): Competed in 18 of WCU's 32 games on the season while making one start ... Made collegiate debut in the season opener at Miami (11/11) ... Scored career-high nine points in nine minutes at Miami (11/11) ... Drained three 3-pointers in the loss at Miami (11/11) ... Made first career start at VMI (01/12) ... Scored six points at Mercer (01/30) on a pair of 3-pointers in the final two minutes of the game ... Collected seven rebounds including a season-high of two versus Hiwassee (11/13) and at Marshall (11/19) ... Dished out three assists throughout the year ... Had two steals against Hiwassee (11/13).
Prior to Western Carolina: Spent the final three years of his prep career at Cherokee High School where he was a three-sport athlete ... Completed his prep career with 1,064 points as he averaged 14.8 points per game over just three seasons at Cherokee ... Spent freshman year at Choctaw Central High School in Choctaw, Miss. ... As a senior was named to the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-District Second Team ... Named the Most Valuable Player at the Coaches versus Cancer Shootout ... Was a two-time all-conference honoree ... Named All-Western North Carolina as a senior ... Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference as a junior ... Was a two-time Honorable Mention All-Western North Carolina ... Earned all-conference accolades in both football and baseball throughout his three-year career ... Led Cherokee to the 2013-14 and 2015-16 Big Smoky Mountain Conference Championships ... The team also advanced to the second round of the State Championships his sophomore season, the third round his junior year and eventually the fourth round as a senior.
Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations
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