Congratulations are in order for AJ “Slim” Millien after he clinched the PBL scoring title tonight. Tyronne Rayson of the Buffalo Stampede could have caught him in the scoring race and tried his best by putting up 37 points against Battle Creek, but Millien just pulled it out. His scoring numbers (along with his minutes and shots) plummetted after joining the Rainmen from Augusta but a couple of high scoring affairs against Montreal kept him from losing too much ground.
He also finished 7th in rebounds (9.5 per game) and fourth in blocks (1.4 per game). Millien is a great power forward and I hope Halifax can bring him back next year. However, the only way that that will happen is if the new coach commits to getting him more touches and minutes and makes him the centre (or at least second option) in the offense. And it’s important that the coach, not the owner, makes that commitment.