Patrick Mills

Patrick Mills

Player Profile

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Canberra, Australia

High School:
Australian Institute of Sport

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
G

Experience:
HS

High School: Considered one of Australia's top basketball prospects...became the youngest player to ever be invited to Australia's National Team "The Boomers" training camp...was named the SEABL U-21 Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007...was a member of Australia's U-19 national team that posted an 8-1 record and a fifth place finish at the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championships in Serbia...averaged 14.8 points, 4.6 assists, and 2.6 rebounds per game in the tournament...earned a scholarship to attend the Australian Institute of Sport and was a member of the institutes team that toured the United States in 2005...in 2005, he averaged 11 points and three rebounds, and then at the U-18 Championships, he averaged 25 points, six rebounds and 3.5 assists per game...in 2006 he averaged 18.1 points and 3.9 rebounds and helped the AIS to a 16-10 regular season record, finishing third in the league...the 2006 SEABL East Men Australian Youth Player of the Year finished the season third in assists in the SEABL, averaging 4.37 per game and finished fourth in the Golden Hands Award...was named the "most promising new sports talent" at the 2006 Deadlys Awards..the Deadlys Awards honor Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders achievements in sports, music, entertainment and community...The last Aboriginal born athlete to win the Deadlys Award was 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Cathy Freeman...in addition to the Deadlys Award, he was named the 2006 Australia Basketball Player of the Year and named the National Sportsperson of the Year by the NAIDOC...was a member of the international 2006 World Junior Select Team that competed against the United State in the 2006 Nike Hoop Summit Game. The Nike Hoop Summit Game matches the top international players against the top United States high school players. In that game, Mills scored eight points and dished out six assists...as a member of the 2006 Junior National Men's Team, Mills helped Australia defeat New Zealand and qualify for the 2007 Junior Men's World Championships...was awarded the RE Staunton Medal, which is given to the most outstanding player at the National U-20 Championships.