***This "flashback post" was originally posted at AugustaEagles.blogspot.com (my "old" blog). It is still there but I no longer post there. I moved it to this blog because Matt is someone I am tracking, and pulling for.***
Matt Miller and Austin Crown: Augusta Eagles Guards
As mentioned in this article, Augusta Eagles Junior guards Austin Crown and Matt Miller were chosen as two of the 21 NCHBC All Americans. Miller and Crown will play for the Gray team in the NCHBC Blue-Gray All American game Wednesday evening at the Missouri State University Gymnasium.
The game, from which the Augusta Basketball Report will blog live, should be a great one. The class of 2014's 10th best player, according to espn.com's recruiting service, Justin Jackson, a 6'6" guard who plays for the HCYA Warriors, will play. And his HCYA teammate, Danrad Knowles, a 6'11" center who is slated to play for the University of Houston Cougars squad as a freshman next season, will be playing on the "Blue" team. Jackson, Knowles, and Alonzo Trier, a highly regarded freshman guard who plays for the Oklahoma City Storm, are three of the many players in the game who will provide an exciting experience for fans watching in person and on line.
ABR was present for the all american awards ceremony Monday evening. And we found Crown, Miller, and their Eagles teammates in the lobby of their hotel room after the team ate breakfast Tuesday morning. Watch the segment above to see the duo receive word, in front of a gym full of players and fans at the tournament, that they are included in this noteworthy group, and to listen to their thoughts, and those of their teammates.