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Jamelle McMillan Following In Father's Footsteps

Those of us who follow ASU basketball will remember Jamelle McMillan as a heady, steady point guard, the floor general (especially this past season) for the Devils in good times and bad who won plenty with the team even though ASU struggled last season.

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McMillan is doing something with his basketball knowledge and experience. He’s moving to Des Moines, Iowa to join Coach Mark Phelps’ staff at Drake University as coordinator of basketball operations.

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While the title doesn’t say coach of any kind, be assured that McMillan, son of Portland Trailblazers coach Nate McMillan, will be involved in basketball instruction in some capacity with the Bulldogs.

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Phelps has known McMillan since McMillan attended a grade-school basketball camp at North Carolina State, and called McMillan "a young star in our profession," in a news release from Drake.

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McMillan, 22, sounds pretty excited to get the job. This totally sounds like something the eloquent McMillan would say:

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"With the quality of the people and their dedication, as well as the support staff I’ve met, Drake seems like the best fit for me. It’s a place where I feel I can get a successful jump-start on my career. I’m excited to get started and looking forward to a great season ahead."