Arizona Basketball

Salpointe’s Cameron Miller broke 1,000 career points in 4A championship game

Cameron Miller goes up for 2 of his team-high 21 points against Shadow Mountain (Andy Morales/

Cameron Miller (Andy Morales/

Cameron Miller scored 21 points to lead the Lancers in the 4A state championship game against Shadow Mountain last Saturday. Although the Lancers lost 81-48, Miller’s individual performance on the big stage made him a top candidate for Southern Arizona Player of the Year consideration.

Lost in his performance, however, was the fact that he came into the final with 996 career points and he passed the 1,000-point mark when he cut the Shadow Mountain lead down from 8-0 to 8-5 with 2:56 left in the first period. Miller ended his high school career with 1,017 points.

“In his final high school game, the 4A state championship, Cameron Miller scored 21 points to bring his career total at Salpointe to 1,017,” Salpointe head coach Brian Holstrom said. “He really became a complete player but consistently scored well in three years at the varsity level.

Miller also poured in 18 points in the 57-55 win over Catalina Foothills in the semifinals.

The son of University of Arizona head coach Sean Miller, Cameron has an offer from Youngstown State. His older brother Austin was a 2014 All-Southern Arizona selection as a guard from Catalina Foothills.

Cameron Miller went 10-11 at the free throw line against Shadow Mountain. Former University of Arizona great and current Shadow Mountain coach Mike Bibby watched this shot. Bibby is sitting at the far right. (Andy Morales/


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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