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Coco Miller
WNBA's Atlanta Dream  â€“ No. 9
Guard
Born September 6, 1978 (1978-09-06) (age 31)
Rochester, Minnesota
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg)
College Georgia
Draft 9th overall, 2001
Washington Mystics
WNBA career 2001–present
Profile WNBA Info Page
WNBA Teams
Washington Mystics (2001-2008)
Atlanta Dream (2009-present)

Colleen Mary “Coco” Miller (born September 6, 1978 in Rochester, Minnesota) is a professional basketball player in the WNBA. She is the identical twin sister of fellow WNBA player Kelly Miller.

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Early years

Coco played basketball with her sister at Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota, and made it to a championship in New York, where she lost in the finals. The twins also helped their school go 27-0 and win the Minnesota state's class 4A championship. Miller was named a WBCA All-American.[1] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored eight points.[2]

College years

The twins went to University of Georgia, where they both majored in biology and won a series of awards, including the James E. Sullivan Award, given to the nation's top amateur athlete. They earned that award in 1999, becoming the first pair of twins to earn the award, and joining such luminaries as Carl Lewis, Greg Louganis, Bill Walton, Bill Bradley, Kurt Thomas, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Janet Evans as recipients of the award.

Coco was among the top ten in that school's list among women basketball players in assists and steals. She participated in the World University Games, helping her team to a silver medal. She finished her college career fifth among SEC women in scoring at 16.6, second in free throw percentage at .743% from the free throw line, and eight in steals with 160. She was a finalist for the Naismith award as the player of the year during her final college season.

WNBA career

In 2001, Coco and Kelly entered the WNBA Draft. Coco was selected by the Washington Mystics 9th overall in the 1st round, where she averaged 6.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in her rookie season. She has played for the Mystics her entire career - 250 total regular season matches through the end of the 2008 season, just nine short of Murriel Page's club record of 259.

On May 11, 2009 Coco Miller was waived by the Mystics; four days later she was signed by the WNBA's Atlanta Dream.

NWBL career

After the 2002 WNBA season, both sisters played for the Birmingham Power of the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL).

International career

Vital statistics

Notes

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