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January 3, 2013

Former BHS standout makes impact at Middle Ga. College

COCHRAN —  

Former Baldwin High standout on the football field and basketball court, Roshaun Milline is making a name for himself as a freshman at Middle Georgia College in Cochran.

Since arriving on campus, Milline has earned ample playing time and is currently averaging 15 points a game coming off the bench for the Warriors, currently sitting at 8-1 on the season.

“I’m just staying focused, staying positive, and whatever the coach wants me to do I’m going to do it,” Milline said. “Whatever the team needs me to do I’m willing to do it.”

As an impact player at MGC, Milline has had to adapt to a new style of play and a faster pace.

“Pretty much, one of the biggest adjustments is staying focused. The biggest adjustment is running up and down the court,” he said. “The difference between high school and college is the speed. I had to get adjusted to the speed and all that.”

Milline has put in numerous hours working on his game in order to compete at the collegiate level, as he suggests it is a lot like having a job.

“You have to stay working hard,” he said. “In college, it’s almost like having a job. If you don’t show up to your job on time, you’ll pretty much get cut.”

Not only is punctuality important, so is work ethic, something Milline credits to his early success with the Warriors.

“There’s a lot of good competition,” he said. “Each and every day there’s good competition on the team and at practice, so every day you have to show up.”

While the star freshman is excelling at the next level, his focus hasn’t always been on basketball. Before the beginning of his senior year, Milline had more schools recruiting him for football; however, things changed when he got injured during the season.

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