Dec. 14, 2017 - Woodmore Guard Mitchell Miller

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ELMORE, Ohio (WTVG) - The boys basketball team at Woodmore High School began the year with a 3-0 record - a first for the Wildcats since 1998.

Senior guard Mitchell Miller had 75 combined points in those first three games including an 18 point performance in the first third quarter of the year against Oak Harbor.

The meat of the Northern Buckeye Conference schedule tips next week and Woodmore knows those games will be a bit different.

"He handles the ball well, can play the point, can play off two and three, dribbles, dribble drive, finish through contact, spot up shoot, shoot off the dribble," Woodmore head coach Aaron Clouse said."He's a tough matchup."

Some of those skills dates back to games Miller played over the summer.

"Playing AAU makes me tougher as a basketball player because the refs don't call as many ticky-tacky fouls I guess you could say," Miller said. "I just learn how to finish through contact, I learn pull up jumpers and just shooting."

In Woodmore's third win of the season at Gibsonburg, Miller had five steals.

"Nobody really notices all the steals he gets and all the rebounds he gets," Woodmore forward Kevin Paul said. "He's pretty good rebounder, stealing, defensive stance and everything else."

The meat of the Northern Buckeye Conference schedule begins next week and Woodmore knows those games will be a bit different.

"I know I am going to get face guarded," Miller said. "I know I'm going to get double teamed and I just gotta know that when I get double teamed I gotta realize that and realize that one person is open no matter what."