Former ASU PG McMillan takes job at Drake

May 27, 2011, 4:51 AM | Updated: May 30, 2011, 8:07 pm

Former Arizona State point guard Jamelle McMillan was named coordinator of basketball operations Thursday for Drake University, the school said in a statement.

“Jamelle is a man of character and excellence who is the beneficiary of life-long exposure to the game at the highest level,” Drake University men’s basketball coach Mark Phelps said in the statement. “He is a young star in our profession who has consistently demonstrated and modeled high achievement in every part of his life, including basketball. These attributes and experience, along with a great work ethic, passion for the game and for people, and advanced maturity make him a terrific addition to our staff.”

McMillan played 122 games as a Sun Devil and set a school record by winning 80 of those contests. He is the son of Nat McMillan, current Portland Trail Blazers head coach and former NBA player.

“I feel very fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to accept such a great position at Drake University,” McMillan said. “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.”

McMillan spent time in China in 2008 as part of Team USA basketball in the Olympics.

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