Tuesday , Aug , 19 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Could Australian Patrick Mills give Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Team USA trouble?

Of course, we’re referring to Patrick Mills. Pro scouts had overlooked the Canberra native because last year’s freshman class was full of high profile players. No more. Wednesday all eyes will rest squarely on the lightning-quick Mills when Australia faces Redeem Team in the Olympic quarterfinals …

Could Australian Patrick Mills give Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Team USA trouble?Last December, an Australian point guard helped Saint Mary’s University upset highly ranked Oregon in NCAA action. Two weeks ago, representing the Boomers national side, that same table-setter gave Team USA trouble in an exhibition friendly. 

Of course, we’re referring to Patrick Mills. Pro scouts had overlooked the Canberra native because last year’s freshman class was full of high profile players. No more. Wednesday all eyes will rest squarely on the lightning-quick Mills when Australia faces Redeem Team in the Olympic quarterfinals.

Get acquainted with Mills by watching the clips. You’ll see him tomorrow and in the future.


(His freshman run with St. Mary’s –including the classic upset against Oregon.)

(August 5th against Team USA.)



(A FIBA feature interview.)

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