, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

April 10, 2013

Mills signs letter of intent to play basketball for Alice Lloyd

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

Barbourville Tigers' senior Devon Mills signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Alice Lloyd College Tuesday, adding another accomplishment to his impressive high school resume.

In addition to being tagged as the Times-Tribune's Player of the Year, Mills was the catalyst in guiding the Tigers to a 19-12 record this season along with a trip to the 13th Region Tournament. He paced the team with 22.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.

Mills was more than just an important player on the floor though. Barbourville head coach Dinky Phipps said the senior led by example on and off the court all season long.

“Devon was as good a kid off the court for us as he was when he was in the game,” Phipps said. “He came in every day and worked hard for us and that really helped push our entire team to work harder.

“During the offseason, Devon came into the gym on his own and worked on his own for a couple hours a day when he could have been out doing other stuff,” he added. “His hard work really paid off for him and I couldn't be any more proud of what he has done than I already am.”

The success Mills had this year didn't come easy, but after Tuesday's signing he said the motivation to improve as a player and as a team was something the Tigers gained right away.

“Coming into the season our team wasn't really picked to do anything this season and I wasn't even in the top 10 as far as players in the 13th Region,” Mills said. “Because of that, we really wanted to come in and work hard and prove that we were a team that when you faced us, you were going to have a battle if you wanted the win.

“I worked really hard on my game because I knew I could do more as an individual to help the team get better,” he added. “I worked in the gym every day in the off season and lifted weights three times a week, so I really put a lot of effort into having a good senior season.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0419 nlhs Ryan Abner.jpg Lights-Out Effort

    South Laurel entered Friday’s cross-town showdown with defending 13th Region champion and rival North Laurel as the hottest team in the region.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Solid Effort

    The Corbin Redhounds continue to improve every time they take the field and Friday was no different as they knocked off Jackson County, 9-1, for their fourth straight victory.

    April 21, 2014

  • Lady Redhounds off the mark, fall 11-3

    The Corbin Lady Redhounds lost for the second time in three games, falling to Oak Hills, Ohio 11-3 at home, but head coach Chris Hart didn’t seem too concerned afterward.

    April 21, 2014

  • 0418 SLHS Brittany Vandeventer.jpg Driver's Seat

    The South Laurel Lady Cardinals escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Corbin Lady Redhounds after an exciting play at the plate that secured them the win.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jaguars split home contest with Middlesboro

    The North Laurel boys and girls tennis teams had mixed results when Middlesboro paid a visit.

    April 18, 2014

  • 0418 CHS Baseball.jpg Still Rolling

    For the third time in a row the Corbin Redhounds were winners on Thursday night, this time defeating the Barbourville Tigers 8-0 in 13th Region basbeball action.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418 SLHS Braden Miller.jpg South Laurel picks up 9-4 win over Panthers

    South Laurel’s Braden Miller came through in a big way during the Cardinals’ 9-4 win over Knox Central Thursday.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0319 chs Hannah Hart.jpg Season taking shape

    After seeing some impressive baseball, and softball games this past week, this I know — they’re only a handful of teams that will make a run for both the 13th Region baseball and softball titles.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Fire Engulfs Tower Block in China Ocean Drones Making Waves in Research World Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier Raw: Ferry Captain Received Medical Treatment Hundreds Gather for Denver Pot Rally on Easter Transcript Reveals Confusion in Ferry Evacuation Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SEC Times-Tribune