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McMillian enters third year as starter

John Carroll went 25-10 in the ultra-competitive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) A Conference in 2008-2009 and head coach Tony Martin has had six of his players sign with Division I college programs in the last two years.

However, Martin still has some excellent young talent left in the pipeline, including 6-foot, 185-pound junior point guard Malcolm McMillian who is about to enter his third year as the Patriot's starting point guard.

McMillian is already drawing recruiting interest from several Division-I college programs. Martin is so high on McMillan's athleticism and potential that he calls him a Rajon Rondo type point guard, comparing McMillian to the Boston Celtics star.

"There are a lot of talented young point guards in Baltimore, a few other kids in Malcom's class (the Maryland prep class of 2011) who have very big reputations and are well known, but, for my money, none of them are as good or has accomplished as much or played as well as Malcom," Martin told ESPNRISE.com.

McMillian averaged nine points, four assists, four rebounds, and two steals for the Patriots as a sophomore.

"Malcolm already has a [scholarship] offer from Coach [Milan] Brown and Mount St. Mary's and he is getting interest from schools like George Mason and Holy Cross," Martin said. "Malcom is a mature player and a mature person, we put him out there as a starting point guard eight games into his freshman year and ever since then he has kind of just taken he ball and run with it."

McMillian said that he is wide open on where he wants to attend college.

"I like Mount St. Mary's, but it is early. I want to go to a college where I can get a good education and be prepared for life after school and life after basketball," McMillian said.

The talented young point guard said that he is working hard on improving his game.

"I think my strengths as a player are my ability to attack the rim, get the ball to the hoop. I'm already pretty strong and I'm pretty quick and have the ability to get to the basket and into the lane. I think I do a good job of getting my teammates involved in the game," McMillian added. "I'm working on improving my outside shot and now that I'm a junior and a three-year starter at the point, I want to be more of a team leader and floor leader."

James Quinn covers high school basketball for MDVarsity.com