Cheryl Miller 2020

Cheryl Miller, 2020

Cheryl had an amazing high school career at Riverside Poly and on January 26, 1982 she set a national record by scoring 105 points. The two-time Street & Smith National HS Player of the Year and the first four-time Parade Magazine All-American (male or female) averaged 33 points and 15 rebounds per game. She was the first to score over 3,000 points in NCAA play in her exceptional USC Trojan career. She finished with a 114-15 record, plus NCAA titles in 1983 and ‘84 and a runner-up finish in 1986. The 6-2 Miller won the Honda Award as the nation’s top female athlete and also won three Naismith Player of the Year honors.

She led the USA to its first Olympic Basketball Gold Medal in Los Angeles in 1984.She was the successful head coach at her alma mater USC (44-14) before jumping to Phoenix of the WNBA where she led the Mercury to the playoffs in her three seasons. She worked for TNT on NBA television broadcasts and then returned to coaching. She was recently the women’s head coach at Cal State Los Angeles through 2019. She was in the original 1999 class of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame after being in the Naismith Basketball HOF in 1995 (she is part of the first sister-brother HOF honor with brother Reggie going in for 2012). She is also in the California Sports HOF, USC and Pac-12 Halls of Fame.