Darius Miller

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Darius Miller
20140101 Darius Miller.JPG
Miller in 2014
No. 6 – Brose Baskets Bamberg
Position Small forward
League Basketball Bundesliga
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1990-03-21) March 21, 1990 (age 25)
Maysville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Mason County (Maysville, Kentucky)
College Kentucky (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Hornets
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
20122014 New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans
2012–2013 Iowa Energy (D-League)
2015–present Brose Baskets (Germany)
Career highlights and awards

Darius Tiyon Miller (born March 21, 1990)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Brose Baskets of the Basketball Bundesliga. He played college basketball for the University of Kentucky and finished his senior season by winning the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament on the 2011–12 Kentucky Wildcats team.

High school career[edit]

Miller attended Mason County High School, where he averaged 19.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.9 steals per game and led the team the team to a state championship in 2008.[2] After his senior season in high school, Miller was named the KHSAA's men's basketball player of the year, commonly known as "Kentucky Mr. Basketball".

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Miller was listed as the No. 8 small forward and the No. 42 player in the nation in 2008.[3]

College career[edit]

Following Kentucky's 2012 national championship win, Miller was chosen to present a commemorative Kentucky jersey and championship ring to President Barack Obama during the team's visit to the White House on May 4, 2012. During the visit, Obama noted that Miller is the only player from Kentucky to have been named Kentucky's "Mr. Basketball" (high school player of the year in the state), win a KHSAA state championship (Mason County High School) and claim an NCAA title with the University of Kentucky.[4]

Miller finished his college career having played more games for the University of Kentucky than any other player.[5] The Wildcats' championship game and Miller's last collegiate match was his 152nd appearance for the team, surpassing Wayne Turner's previous record of 151 games. He and Deon Thompson of North Carolina are currently tied for third place in career games in NCAA Division I men's play, and have the most games among those who played in exactly four seasons.

Professional career[edit]

Miller was selected with the 46th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets. On August 22, 2012, he signed a multi-year deal with the Hornets.[6] On December 31, 2012, Miller was assigned to the Iowa Energy.[7] On January 27, 2013, he was recalled by the Hornets.[8] In April 2013, the Hornets were renamed the Pelicans.

On July 25, 2014, Miller re-signed with the Pelicans.[9] On November 30, 2014, he was waived by the Pelicans.[10]

On January 16, 2015, Miller was opted over another D-League Player for a position on the Clippers.[11]

On February 24, 2015, Miller signed with Brose Baskets of Germany for the rest of the 2014–15 season.[12] On July 28, 2015, he re-signed with Brose Baskets for one more season.[13]

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
2012–13 New Orleans 52 2 13.3 .407 .393 1.000 1.5 .8 .3 .2 2.3
2013–14 New Orleans 45 7 16.1 .440 .325 .806 1.2 1.0 .5 .2 4.4
2014–15 New Orleans 5 1 8.6 .143 .000 .000 .2 .4 .2 .0 .4
Career 102 10 14.3 .420 .351 .841 1.3 .9 .4 .2 3.1

International career[edit]

Miller represented the U-19 United States national team at the 2009 U-19 World Championship held in New Zealand, where they won the gold medal.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darius Miller NBA & ABA Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1 - Darius Miller". NBADraft.net. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Darius Miller Recruiting Profile
  4. ^ "President Barack Obama honors Kentucky basketball champions". Kentucky.com. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kentucky Career Leaders in Games Played". bigbluehistory.net. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ Darius Miller Player Profile – RealGM
  7. ^ "HORNETS ASSIGN DARIUS MILLER TO D-LEAGUE’S IOWA ENERGY". NBA.com. December 31, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ "HORNETS RECALL DARIUS MILLER". NBA.com. January 27, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ Pelicans Re-Sign Darius Miller
  10. ^ Pelicans Waive Miller and Young
  11. ^ Darius was playing for IOWA ENERGY
  12. ^ Darius Miller signed with Brose Baskets Bamberg
  13. ^ "Brose Baskets completes roster with Miller". Euroleague.net. July 28, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 

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