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NC A&T ALL American Alum, J.J. Miller, Gives Back to Community (2282 hits)

Hoops star turned pro holding community fun day on Aug. 2

31 July 2008 – How does a successful young professional basketball player give back to his community?

J.J. Miller, a professional basketball player from Chinquapin is giving back to Duplin County by hosting his free J.J. Miller’s Community Fun Day on Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville.

J.J. Miller invites everyone out to enjoy a great day of amusement and fun. J.J. is hosting a fun day with rides, activities, games and more. The event is free to the public. Barbecue and chicken plates will be sold along with hot dogs and drinks. All proceeds will go to the Driven Perfect Foundation which goal is to enhance the lives of youth through education, mentoring, and recreational programs.

J.J. Miller, a former standout student athlete at East Duplin High School, finished his high school career as one of the top basketball players in the state, ranking 16th out of the top 100 players in North Carolina. Miller received a full athletic scholarship to play basketball at NC A&T State University where he majored in Elementary Education. He gained nationwide notoriety when he scored a record high 34 points on the Duke Blue Devils in 2000. Miller finished his collegiate career as a Historically Black Colleges & Universities All American and was ranked among the top 10 scoring guards in the country. J.J. turned professional in 2001. He has been playing throughout Europe for the past seven years and has been selected as a European All-Star four times.

J.J. and his wife Monica established the Driven perfection Youth Foundation in April of 2008. Monica is a 1998 graduate of South Lenoir High School. She went on the attend Winston Salem State University where she excelled academically. Graduating Cum Laude, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Business Administration. She is a former Wallace Rose Hill High School teacher and an avid mentor.

Together, J.J. and Monica envisioned a charitable organization that would provide support for programs that encourage young people to stay focused on their education, promote positive social and character development, and inspire them to reach their full potential in life.

“I look forward to seeing everyone and having a great time for a great cause” – J.J. Miller
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