CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Longtime Miller boys's head basketball coach Maurice Bastian has seen a big difference in the way his team plays since football season ended.
Here at Miller coaches encourage all athletes to play multiple sports and the basketball team started out 0-3 but once several football players began to suite up, they have won 13 in a row and are currently ranked 13th in the state in class 4A.
"Those guys are our heart and soul," said coach Bastian. "we play better basketball when we get those players from football and they have done a great job."
Among those football players making the transition to basketball is all world quarterbak Andrew Body. He will play division I football next year at Texas Southern but says it's hard to say goodbye to football. "I have played basketball my whole life and it was always my second love," said Body. "it started off as my first love and it's always been fun."
One of his star receivers on the football is Lonnie Adkism who is also playing basketball now. He is just a sophomore and is a rising stars when it comes to multi sport players. "I play football but I also love basketball," said Adkism. "basketball is a very exciting game, you can play aggressive and I like to play defense a lot and the team needed us."
The Bucs are currently 8-0 in district 26-4A and 13-3 overall.
They will host London Monday at 6pm and play at Ingleside Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.