ATLANTA -- Daniel Miller isn’t flooded with attention at Georgia Tech. He doesn’t score a lot of points -- he has shared or led the team in scoring only four times -- but he is content to play defense, play within himself and focus on the things he does best.
And while many of the fans who only look at the scoring column don’t notice the 6-foot-8 junior, his efforts jump off the page to head coach Brian Gregory. Miller’s rebounding, his defense, his passing and his intelligence all rank near the top.
“I’m really proud of Daniel,” Gregory said. “You look at his growth over the past two years. I’m proud of the work he’s put in. It’s been every bit as much of his just understanding and acceptance of the fact that he’s a key component to our success.”
Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion was renovated in 2010 and seats roughly 8,600. According to a pamphlet touting its features, the sparkling new arena contains a “center hung scoreboard and video boards, mezzanine fascia ribbon boards, theatrical lighting, primarily chairback seating [and a] club area.” And on Wednesday evening, it will contain plenty of newly minted Maryland fans, all cheering for Charles Mitchell.
Much like the Terps’ trip to Boston College served as a homecoming for freshman Jake Layman, Mitchell figures to receive a similar ovation once Maryland travels to Atlanta for the opening leg of a two-game road trip against the Yellow Jackets and Wake Forest.