Cheryl Miller ( born January 3, 1964 in Riverside, California ) is a retired American basketball player. She is considered one of the best players in the history of women's basketball. Miller is 1,88 m tall and played on the position of the forwards. Her brother Reggie was also a very successful basketball player.
During her high school years Miller wrote history. As the first basketball player ( male or female), she managed to be four times elected to the Parade All-American team. In their last two HS- years, 1981 and 1982, she was voted best high school player in the country. Your team lost in four years of 136 matches, only four. In a game in 1982 achieved Miller 105 points. Overall, they had an average of 32.8 points and 15 rebounds per game.
At the University of Southern California Miller also managed to be elected to the All-American team in all four years ( 82-86 ). Three times ( 84-86 ), it was selected as the best college player in the country. The Sports Illustrated 1986 she held even for the best college players overall, whether male or female. The team of USC thanks to Miller in 1983 and 1984 won the NCAA championship.
In the 1984 Olympics she was part of the U.S. national team that won gold sovereign. Miller's college career ended in 1986, and since there were no women's league ( WNBA was founded only in 1996 ), there was no possibility of a professional career for them. From 1997 to 2000, she finally tried his hand as coach of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.
- National Basketball Players (United States)
- Olympic Champion (Basketball)
- Olympian (United States)
- Member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
- Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
- Member of the FIBA Hall of Fame
- Born in 1964