Nettleton’s Macy McMillan will be shooting her three-pointers at the next level, signing on Friday to play basketball at Mississippi Delta Community College.
“I really liked the coaches there, Coach (Burnadette) McDonald and Coach (Jennifer) McCullough,” McMillan said. “I really liked the campus because it was small and tight, and it seemed like a family. It just sounded like a good program. When I went and visited, they made me feel welcome, and I’m excited to get down there and play.”
McMillan, an all-division selection, averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game and made 68 three-pointers her senior year. She was a 72 percent free-throw shooter, 35 percent three-point shooter and shot 63 percent from the field.
“I’m very excited to play at the next level because in eighth grade, I thought about quitting, but Coach (Ken) Topps wouldn’t let me. It’s very exciting to know that I was going to quit, and now I’m here signing a scholarship and being able to play at the next level,” McMillan said. “I want to try to get better defensively before playing at Mississippi Delta. I thought I got a little better this year, and I want to be a more consistent shooter and knock down threes better.”
Nettleton won a Division 4-3A regular season championship, and coach Shane Hayles said McMillan was a big part of that success.
“Macy does a lot more for us than just shoot the ball. She’s the glue person, and she’s the encourager,” Hayles said. “She’s the all-around team aspect as far as that goes. We feed off how good she is, and obviously how she came in and played, when she hit her first three, we knew we were going to be okay. Everyone fed off of that from that moment on.”
Hayles also credited McMillan’s work ethic during his two seasons as her coach.
“She’s came in and worked really hard to get to where she’s at,” Hayles said. “Mississippi Delta is getting a good athlete and a good person on top of that. It’s a win-win for both sides.”