C. J. Miles

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High school career[edit]

Miles attended Skyline High School for Architecture in Dallas where he was named to the Parade All-American First Team. He averaged 23.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a junior and 23.5 points

Miles led Skyline to the Class 5A Region II quarterfinals as a senior and was named All-Dallas Area Player of the Year by The Dallas Morning News. He was also named a 2005 McDonald's High School All-American. He was listed as the 19th best senior prospect by Rivals.com and ranked the 10th best senior in the country by Scout.com.

Skyline retired his No. 34 jersey making him only the second player in school history to receive the honor, joining former NBA star Larry Johnson.

He capped off his high school career by scoring 13 points in the McDonald's High School All-America Game and 16 points in the Michael Jordan Classic.

Professional career[edit]

Utah Jazz (2005–2012)[edit]

Miles committed to the University of Texas at Austin, stating that if he was not selected in the first round of the NBA draft he would play for the Longhorns. He was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2nd round, with the 34th pick of the 2005 NBA draft but decided to forego college when the Jazz offered a two-year guaranteed contract equivalent to that of a late first round selection. At age 18, he became the youngest player in Jazz franchise history.[1]

During the 2005–06 season, the Jazz assigned Miles to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League (D-League) in order for him to attain more experience.[2]

After playing 21 games during the 2006–07 NBA season, he was again assigned by the Jazz to the D-League, this time to the Idaho Stampede.[3]

Miles is known as the subject of one of the most memorable post-game interviews of the 2006–07 NBA season, where coach Jerry Sloan stated, "I don't care if he's 19 or 30. If he's going to be on the floor in the NBA, he's got to be able to step up and get after it. We can't put diapers on him one night, and a jockstrap the next night. It's just the way it is." Miles at the time was the youngest player on the Jazz roster.[4]

On July 18, 2008, Miles signed a 4-year, 14.8 million offer sheet with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[5][6] Since he was a restricted free agent, the Jazz had seven days to decide to match the offer or not. They matched the deal on July 25, making Miles stay in Utah.[1] At the start of the 2010-2011 NBA season Miles was assigned the role of the Jazz's sixth man. On November 20, 2010, set a career high in three-point field goals made with 7. On March 16, 2011, Miles recorded a career-high 40 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2012–2014)[edit]

On August 8, 2012, Miles signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[7] On January 7, 2014, Miles recorded a Cavaliers franchise-high 10 three-pointers in a 111–93 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Indiana Pacers (2014–present)[edit]

On July 11, 2014, Miles signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Indiana Pacers.[8][9] On November 24, 2015, he had his best game as a Pacer, scoring 32 points on 10-of-16 shooting in a 123–106 win over the Washington Wizards.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Utah 23 0 8.8 .368 .250 .750 1.7 .7 .3 .1 3.4
2006–07 Utah 37 13 10.1 .345 .219 .609 .9 .7 .3 .1 2.7
2007–08 Utah 60 13 11.5 .479 .390 .788 1.3 .9 .5 .1 5.0
2008–09 Utah 72 72 22.5 .459 .352 .876 2.3 1.5 .6 .2 9.1
2009–10 Utah 63 28 23.8 .429 .341 .695 2.7 1.7 .9 .3 9.9
2010–11 Utah 78 19 25.2 .407 .322 .811 3.3 1.7 .9 .5 12.8
2011–12 Utah 56 14 20.4 .381 .307 .794 2.1 1.2 .8 .3 9.1
2012–13 Cleveland 65 13 21.0 .415 .384 .869 2.7 1.0 .8 .3 11.2
2013–14 Cleveland 51 34 19.3 .435 .393 .853 2.0 1.0 .9 .3 9.9
2014–15 Indiana 70 40 26.3 .398 .345 .807 3.1 1.1 .9 .4 13.5
2015–16 Indiana 64 24 22.9 .409 .367 .750 2.7 1.0 .8 .5 11.8
Career 639 270 20.6 .416 .352 .799 2.4 1.2 .8 .3 9.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Utah 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .500 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.0
2008 Utah 7 0 3.7 .357 .250 .000 .7 .0 .3 .0 1.7
2009 Utah 5 0 11.6 .300 .250 .750 1.4 .2 .4 .2 3.4
2010 Utah 10 10 33.7 .443 .326 .897 2.5 2.8 .6 .6 14.4
2016 Indiana 7 0 13.1 .263 .100 .667 3.4 .6 .1 .1 3.4
Career 30 10 17.2 .382 .256 .854 2.0 1.1 .4 .3 6.6

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