MINT HILL, NC – The Independence hometown senior guard is playing in a huge basketball game tonight in the third round of the state playoffs. Milton has been the team’s most consistent and dependable player for her entire career as a Patriot.
The senior 6’0″ guard who is nationally ranked at 1,583 and 64 statewide is heading to the University of Cincinnati after graduation. She is a very good ball-handler and plays solid defense. With the addition of Jessica Timmons, the all-time scoring leader for girl’s basketball in Mecklenburg County, her offensive production dropped off this season, however, her leadership and assists increased from 3.5 to 5.6 from her previous average per game. This shows she has made the adjustment and maturity to become a better team player, and understanding her role, which will make her transition to college basketball more smooth.
While she carried the team offensively for 3 of her 4 years at Independence, she has become more of a well-rounded player, since she no longer must carry the offense for the Patriots. Her best season was her junior season when she averaged 18.2 points per game scoring a career-high 528 points. This season she is averaging 12.7 points per game as of this writing.
During Milton’s career in 85 games, she has accumulated 1375 points for an average of 16.2 points per game. Other vital statistics include 322 assists, or 3.8 per game, 348 rebounds or 4.1 per game, 284 steals or 3.3 per game, and 89 blocks just over 1.0 per game. She has connected on 67% of her free throws and drilled 138 three-pointers in her excellent career at Independence.
The Mint Hill Times sports editor and sportswriters want to recognize and congratulate Braylyn Milton for her four solid years at Independence, and for her contribution and accomplishments to the Patriots basketball program.