George Mason University junior Jordan Miller saved his best performance for the final of three games in the 2020 DC Paradise Jam men’s basketball tournament.

After the Patriots split their first two games of the season-opening tournament, Miller, a Loudoun Valley High School alum, poured in a career-high 30 points to lead George Mason to an 84-70 victory over Howard in the finale Nov. 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Miller, a 6-foot-6 guard, scored 24 of his 30 points from beyond the arc on 8-of-10 shooting, while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing two assists. The Patriots connected on a program-record 17 three-pointers in the win.

“My teammates did a good job of giving me open shots,” Miller said. “The basket felt huge today. Overall, it was a great team win and I’m happy we can finish this tournament 2-1. We have a lot of things to improve upon, but this was a solid weekend for us.”

Miller totaled 11 points and four rebounds in a 66-65 win over Queens in the first game of the Paradise Jam. He scored 19 points, pulled down nine rebounds and swiped four steals in the middle game of the tournament, a 77-67 loss to Belmont.

Overall, Miller averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and shot better than 56 percent from the field to secure a spot on the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team.

Miller played for coach Chad Dawson at Loudoun Valley. He helped lead the Vikings to the 2017 Virginia Class 4 state championship and completed his varsity career as the Purcellville school’s all-time scoring leader.

After starting 16 games as a freshman at George Mason, Miller finished second on the team in scoring (12.7 per game) and third in rebounding (5.3) during his sophomore season.

Miller and the Patriots are scheduled to play Dec. 4 at Maryland before hosting Morgan State for their home opener Dec. 8 at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax.

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