ROSELAWN-Ohio man Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year and Co-Ohio Division II Player of the Year Paul McMillan IV has found a home for his lineup of hardwood talents.
Near the Woodward High School gym where he scored many of his 2,658 career points, the Bulldog senior opted for the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The Highlanders play Division I basketball at the Atlantic Sun. The school is located in Newark, New Jersey.
He made the announcement at the Woodward library in front of many friends, family and fellow Bulldogs. McMillan’s trophies are on his right and video highlights are played on his left. A video also preceded his announcement.
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The last eight McMillan schools are: Cal State Northridge, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Cleveland State, Penn, Loyola Marymount, Kansas State, Ball State and Northeastern.
A bonus for Cincinnati fans is that NJIT will arrive at the Fifth Third Arena to play the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Dec. 3.
Paul McMillan IV’s career at Woodwood High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Before McMillan ended his career at Woodward, he passed the scoring number to NBA great LeBron James. In addition to his scoring abilities, McMillan is a 4.0 student and Woodward valedictorian.
The 6-foot-2-inch, 175-pound point guard was the third to score in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference as a Hughes freshman. He played his last three seasons with Woodward leading CMAC in scoring in all three seasons (31.3, 28.0, 27.3).
He returned to Woodward for his senior year after a brief stint at Hillcrest Academy in Gilbert, Arizona, in the summer of 2021 through October. The Bulldogs have won back-to-back CMAC-Red Division titles and McMillan was league Player of the Year in his freshman, junior and senior years.
Most recently, 247Sports.com listed McMillan as a three-star recruit and the 10th best player of 2022 in Ohio, the 47th national point guard. He is the No. 6 all-time basketball scorers in Ohio history.