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North Carolina senior guard Alex Miller has decided to end her playing career at UNC but will stay on as a student coach for the remainder of the season" according to a UNC Athletics release.

Miller suffered a torn patellar tendon in a game in 2007 but returned this season to play in 18 games.

""I had to think about my life after basketball" Miller is quoted as saying. I talked to my family and our athletic trainer Terri Jo (Rucinski)" and we decided that it would be better to go ahead and end my season now than to keep going through the pain.

""I will still be around to support my teammates with whatever they need"" but everyone agreed that this was the best decision for me to make.""

Miller will end her career as third all-time in career free throw percentage at UNC. Miller played in 113 games and was a part of four ACC championship teams.

""Alex was the ultimate team player"" coach Sylvia Hatchell said.

For her to be out there … doing anything she could to make us better was a real inspiration for this team.

""We are all very sad that her career is ending like this"" but we know it's what is best for her in the long run.""

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