D9Sports.com and EYT Media are doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
KOREY MILLS – JUNIOR – NORTH CLARION
Son of: Tim Mills & Isabel Alvarez (Step-mom) and Patty & Dan Reed (Step-dad) (Step-dad Dan Reed is the head football coach at Keystone)
Sports Played: Basketball and Baseball
2016-17 Highlights: As the starting center fielder, Korey was a key contributor on the Wolves baseball team that qualified for the District 9 Class 1A playoffs making it to the second round after a win over Clarion-Limestone. In basketball, Mills saw action in 18 games scoring 14 points for North Clarion’s PIAA qualifying Class 1A hoops team.
Post-High School Goals: Korey is looking to go to college major in Diagnostic medical sonography.
Q&A With Korey Mills
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in?
KM: It’s really difficult to pick just one and I couldn’t pick just one.
D9: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
KM: Beating C-L in the playoffs in back-to-back years in baseball.
D9: Why do you play high school sports?
KM: It takes your mind off of school and you get to be with a team and you can accomplish more if its team play instead of just different individuals trying to do it themselves.
D9: Is there a high school player on your team or another team that you enjoy watching play? If so, why?
KM: I love watching Keeven Weaver. He’s always full of life and when you need someone to do it he’s there and he will work in the dirty areas of the court.
D9: When not playing sports I would rather (pick one) – Go to work, play video games, shop, hang out with friends, play pickup sports, go the movies
KM: I’d rather play pickup sports.
D9: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
KM: Santorini, Greece because my girlfriend, Lexus, would like to go.
D9: Who has had the most influence on you as a person?
KM: My cousin, Willard.
D9: What do you like most about growing up in your hometown?
KM: Well at North Clarion we are always the team “from the corn field” and that motivates everyone to do their best because just because we live there doesn’t mean we don’t have the fundamentals and skills others do.
D9: What do you wish you could change about growing up in your hometown?
KM: The weather.
D9: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
D9: Do you or have you had any siblings or other immediate relatives who have played high school sports?
KM: My sister, Abbey.