Lubbock, TX - Shadell Millinghaus grew up in Schenectady. He played varsity basketball for the Patriots before transferring to Big 10 Conference rival Troy. At both schools, it was clear he would play Division I college hoops.
Following stops at prep school, Southern Miss, and junior college, the 6'2" guard has arrived at Texas Tech University where he has two years of Division I eligibility remaining.
Tuesday was media day for Millinghaus and the Red Raiders.
"Everybody on this roster is good," said Millinghaus. "So we're all just going to compete for minutes. But at the end of the day I feel like, as players, we really don't care about minutes. We just want to win."
Winning in the Big 12 Conference won't be easy. Kansas has had a stranglehold on the league for twelve years. Iowa State, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas are among the other teams expected to reach this year's NCAA Tournament.
Texas Tech is a long shot to reach the field-of-68. But the Schenectady native is among a group of newcomers hoping to help get the program back into The Dance.
"Whatever the five (players are) coach wants to put on the floor," added Millinghaus. "I just feel like we're going to go with it."
Texas Tech will play an exhibition November 4th against Missouri Western State.
The regular season opener is November 11th versus Houston Baptist.