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Two readying for NFL, one for NBA play
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Former LCHS Panther Raekwon McMillan and former BI Tiger Ulrick John are expected to play in the NFL this coming season.

Miami Dolphins rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillian begins preparing for the transition from college football to the NFL at the Miami Dolphins Organized Team Activities.

McMillian, a Liberty County High School standout, has spent time learning his first NFL playbook, and is getting advice from teammate and linebacker Kiki Alonso on diet and how to take care of his body during the rigorous NFL season. McMillian was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft as the 54th pick by the Dolphins.

Ulrick John

Former Bradwell Institute offensive tackle Ulrick John signed a contract to play for the Arizona Cardinals in October, but was placed on injured reserve in December with a shoulder injury.

With full team minicamps on the horizon and the Cardinals first preseason game on Aug. 3, John will be fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster come September.

John was drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, transitioning from the Colts, to the Dolphins, and now the Cardinals.

J.J. Frazier

University of Georgia point guard J.J. Frazier (Long County/Faith Baptist Christian Academy) has been working out with several NBA teams over the last few weeks with the hope of being drafted in the 2017 NBA Draft on June 22.

The teams include the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Frazier led the Bulldogs in scoring this past season averaging 18.5 points a game, finished his senior season named to the first-team All-SEC team, and was named the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Men’s College Player of the Year for Georgia, becoming the second UGA player who has won the award twice.

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