VANDALIA — Retired professional basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once said, “one man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” For the Butler varsity basketball and varsity football teams, senior Miles Joiner has proven to be a vital ingredient to both teams.
“Basketball and football go hand in hand. Bringing the physicality from football to basketball is huge. Bringing the quick feet from basketball to football is huge. Being a multi-sport athlete has made me a better athlete,” Joiner said.
Joiner has not been involved in Butler team sports for long, but long enough to make a difference. He just finished his first basketball season as an Aviator where he averaged 18.2 pts and 7.6 rebounds a game. Joiner finished his Butler football career with 32.3 YPG receiving and 258 YDS total.
“Miles has only begun to tap his football talents, but what we do not talk about enough is the type of young man he is. Miles is a first-rate young man that comes from a great family,” Head Varsity Football Coach Nathan Hyatt said.
He will be attending Youngstown University on a football scholarship. Joiner believes earning a scholarship to play football is his biggest accomplishment in life. He also says, he is looking forward to winning championships and earning his degree in Business.
Being a role model for younger people while playing sports with his brothers, for what he calls ‘true fun,’ will be something he misses when he moves on to college. Joiner says “I want to thank God because I am nothing without him.”