Remember Dusty Mills? He was the kid who was a student at Kentucky during Billy Clyde’s first year, went to the open tryout, was the only player picked and thus was a walk-on during that first year. He then was kicked off of the team, supposedly for laughing during a game, and then was interviewed by Jerry Tipton. That interview was interesting because it was the second (Alex Legion was the first) hint that we had that Clyde might be a bit odd, as Mills complained of Gillispie being “abusive” to his players. Those comments were met at the time by the fanbase with derision for Mills and accusations that he was a Gator fan and thus a wimp. He was a Gator fan growing up, but as it turns out, his complaints ended up being somewhat legit.
Well now we learn that he has tried out for and made the Ball State basketball team. This means that in addition to having a cute girlfriend, Mills has now made two Division I basketball teams by the hardest of methods…the open tryout. What is even more fascinating is that he did it, even though by all accounts he barely played in high school. Bizarre indeed. We congratulate Dusty Mills and remember fondly the days of he and the Big Black Member and their ridiculous pictures on Facebook, one of which is below: