A proud day for local sports as Canberra’s own Patty Mills showcased his incredible talent in the US, helping the San Antonio Spurs to take the NBA title.
The 25 year old basketball player attended Marist College and served as a ball boy for the Cannons around 2000. He was selected for the ACT under 18 squad to compete in the Australian National Championships and his career took off from there with a scholarship to the AIS and his signing for Californian college basketball in 2006. The rest as they say is history.
As point guard, Mills (number 8) scored 17 points in the title decider, including five three-pointers, helping the Spurs win over the Miami Heat (104-87) and secure the series.
He also happens to be one of the first indigenous Australians playing basketball in the NBA.