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Pop Quiz: Daniel Mills, Belton

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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:30 am | Updated: 10:42 am, Mon Jul 28, 2014.

Sport: Basketball

Class: Senior

Claim to fame: Mills averaged 20.8 points and 9.8 rebounds as a junior for the Tigers last season.

How did you start playing basketball?

“My dad introduced me to the game of basketball in a league in Temple and I have been playing ever since.”

The Tigers struggled to win last season. What do you need to do to help your team get over the top?

“It starts on defense. We have our defensive goals we have to meet and I want to make the playoffs in my senior year.”

What helped you have a breakout performance last season?

“My teammates put me in the right spots to do well and I know they depended on me to score, so I just tried to score the best I can.”

You wear goggles when you play. How bad is your vision?

“Bad. Real Bad. I have astigmatism. I can’t wear contacts because they would be super thick.”

Do you ever get ribbed on from the other team about the goggles?

“(Tuesday) night. It was ‘You couldn’t see that last shot because your glasses aren’t clear. Or ‘Super Goggles.’

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

“I pray before every game and be thankful that I am able to play without getting hurt.”

What is the most played song on your iPod right now?

“Lecrae, it is a Christian rapper. ‘Jesus Muzik’ is a pretty tight song.”

How does your religion influence your life right now?

“It helps me on the court. I want to try to be a leader and do it the right way.

What was the last movie you saw and did you enjoy it?

“Batman. ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ That was a good one.”

What is one thing people would be surprised to find out about you?

“I was ranked No.1 in the nation in Bible quizzer.”

Could I stump you? What about an easy one Philippians 4:13?

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

How do you get ranked in Bible quizzes?

“It is just like in basketball. You score so many points in tournaments. Nationals is in Indiana every year.”

What was the question you won with?

“I think it was Galatians 2:20 and I had to answer: ‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.’ You have to study a lot.”

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