National Lacrosse League coaches want players who can help their team. That’s no secret, right? Andrew McMillan is hoping he can be a part of someone’s formula in the NLL and his versatility just might be his ticket to that formula. The lefty out of Kelowna, B.C., has been a mainstay for the Junior B Raiders and he’s counting on his ability work in transition — either getting it going on offense or helping to shut it down on defense will open some NLL eyes when it comes time to pick the new kids for the 2014 NLL season. It’s a big jump from Junior B to the NLL, but when you bring 210 pounds attached to a 6-foot frame, you’re off to a good start for the fast and physical pace of the NLL.
And for a guy who loves to get it going on defense, he’s no slouch up front, either. In 16 regular-season games for the Raiders in 2013, he produced 61 points on 27 goals and 34 assists while spending just 12 minutes in the box.
From: Kelowna, B.C.
Junior: Kelowna Jr. ‘B’ Raiders
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL?
I feel my greatest asset is how versatile and smart I play; I can play on either side of the floor. I can set picks and drive the middle on offense or play on the defensive side of the ball. I played on every position of the power-play and defensive and offensive penalty kill.
One word to describe your game?
What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL?
I could see myself playing a transition role, either initiating transition or defending against it.
What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after?
I’ve tried to model my game after Cody Jamieson. I love the way he uses his body to get to the middle but also open it up for his teammates by setting picks. Also, having the ability to be a threat from the outside and quarterback a power-play is something I’ve tried to incorporate into my game.
Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career?
My greatest accomplishment during my lacrosse career would be winning the TOJLL league championships in 2011 and winning a silver medal and Junior ‘B’ provincials that same year. Also, individually, I’m proud of winning “Most Improved” award in 2 separate years.
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