Paul Miller (basketball)

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Paul Miller
Paul Miller Anwil.jpg
Free agent
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1982-11-17) November 17, 1982 (age 34)
Jefferson City, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Blair Oaks
(Jefferson City, Missouri)
College Wichita State (2001–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 Eisbären Bremerhaven
2007–2008 Polonia Warbud Warszawa
2008–2009 Anwil Wloclawek
2009–2010 BC Triumph Lyubertsy
2010–2011 Anwil Wloclawek
2011 Aliağa Petkim
2011–2012 Bandırma Kırmızı
2012–2013 JDA Dijon Basket
2013–2014 Śląsk Wrocław
Career highlights and awards

Paul Miller (born November 17, 1982) is an American basketball player, currently a free agent. He last played with Śląsk Wrocław in the Polish Basketball League. A 6'10" center/forward from Jefferson City, Missouri, Miller was an honorable mention All-American player at Wichita State University.

College career[edit]

After starring at Blair Oaks High School in Jefferson City, Miller played collegiately for coach Mark Turgeon at Wichita State. Three games into his freshman year in 2001, Miller broke his foot and was lost for the season.[1] After a redshirt year spent adding weight, Miller averaged 7.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 2002–03 NCAA Division I men's basketball season and was named to the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) All-Freshman team.[2][3] Miller increased his scoring average each of the next three years.

As a senior in 2005–06, Miller led the Shockers to a regular-season MVC championship and an at large berth in the 2006 NCAA Tournament. Once there, the Shockers made the most of their trip, defeating Seton Hall in the first round and upsetting second seeded Tennessee in the second round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth time in school history. For the season, Miller averaged 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds and was named first team All-MVC and MVC Player of the Year.[4] He was later named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.

Professional career[edit]

Following his college career, Miller was not selected in the 2006 NBA Draft.[5] He was invited to play for the New York Knicks Summer League team, but did not make the final roster. Miller headed for Germany to play for Eisbären Bremerhaven of the Basketball Bundesliga, where he averaged 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. The next few years, Miller played in Poland (for Polonia Warbud Warszawa and WTK Anwil Wloclawek), Russia (for BC Triumph Lyubertsy) and Turkey (for Aliağa Petkim and Bandırma Kırmızı). In 2012, he signed with JDA Dijon Basket of France's first division.[6]

Commentator[edit]

In 2017, Miller served as an analyst for Cox Channel Kansas covering his alma mater.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Carey (March 23, 2006). "Miller has grown into MVP role for Wichita State". USA Today. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2011-12 MVC men's basketball media guide, page 180". Missouri Valley Conference. 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paul Miller - Wichita State Shockers - College Basketball". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wichita State's Miller, Turgeon Named Player, Coach of the Year". Missouri Valley Conference. 2006. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Paul Miler Player Profile, Wichita State, NCAA Stats, International Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards". RealGM. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "JDA Dijon lands Paul Miller". Sportando.net. October 25, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Shockers Unveil Special Guest Analyst For Wednesday" Andover Leader. Retrieved 2017-03-09.

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