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Darius Miller

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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 45 games (seven starts) for the New Orleans Pelicans in his second NBA season, averaged 4.4 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocks in 16.1 minutes... Scored 10 points and recorded career highs in assists (five) and steals (four) in a career best 37 minutes 4/14 vs. OKC. Notched a career high of 18 points on 7-of-13 from the floor 4/11 at OKC. 14 points in a season high 31 minutes 4/9 vs. PHX. Scored six points on 3-4 from the field 3/31 vs. SAC. Scored in double-digits for the second game in a row with a 12 point performance 3/28 vs. UTA. Had a career scoring night in which he went 7-of-9 from the field, tying a career high of 16 points in a big win 3/26 vs. LAC. Chipped in seven points 3/13 vs. MEM. Scored six points on three-of-three from the field 2/26 at DAL. Attempted a career high four free throws 2/9 at BKN. Chipped in nine points off of the bench in a victory 1/26 vs. ORL. Scored six points off the bench 1/18 vs. GSW. Played a season high 30 minutes, recording a season high five rebounds 1/15 vs. HOU. Notched 12 points on 4-5 3PT FG at DAL on 1/11. Scored 11 points on 3-4 from the field (all three-pointers) 12/27 vs. DEN. Scored two points and grabbed two rebounds 12/17 at GSW. Recorded one rebound 12/6 vs. OKC. Made 2013-14 debut, playing one minute vs. DAL 12/4. INACTIVE – 14 games left foot injury. DNP – CD – 21 times.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged 2.3 points per game and 1.5 rebounds per game in 52 games played in his rookie season (including two starts)...Led the team in rebounds one time...Broke out in W vs. DEN on 3/25 with career-high 16 points on 6-7 FG including 4-5 3PT FG...Played a career-high 35 minutes going 2-5 from the field scoring four points, grabbing five boards and dishing three assists...Poured in a career night off the bench to power a New Orleans win vs. POR on 3/10 with eight points, five assists and three boards...Scored five points on 2-6 from the floor at OKC on 2/27...Was activated on 1/27 and dressed for the 1/27 win at MEM...Was inactivated on 12/29 and sent to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Developmental League on 12/31... Tallied a career-high in assists (3) and minutes played (27) on 12/7 vs. MEM...Tallied new career highs (or tied) for points (7), FGM and FGA (2-4), FTM and FTA (2-2), offensive, defensive and total rebounds (2-6-8), assists (2) and minutes with 26 in the L at DEN on 11/25. Finished with four points, two assists and one rebound 11/16 vs. OKC...Recorded a career-high six points in 11/9 matchup vs. CHA.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 46th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
The 2012 SEC Sixth-Man of the Year. Set a UK record for career games played (152)…ranks 10th on UK’s all-time three-point field goals list with 175…scored 1,248 points, ranking 34th all-time…Senior (2011-12): Averaged 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26.1 minutes per game in helping UK win a national title…earned SEC Sixth-Man of the Year…posted five points and four assists in the title game vs. Kansas…posted back-to-back 19-point performances in the NCAA Tournament: Shot 7-of-11 overall and 3-of-6 from three vs. Iowa St. and 6-of-8 from the field and 2-of-2 from three vs. Indiana…also hit for 19 points vs. Portland, making four treys in 23 minutes…shot an impressive 7-of-8 overall for 19 points in a win at Georgia, going 4-for-4 from three…in home matchup with the Bulldogs on Senior Night, led Kentucky with 17 points (5-9 3Ps)…posted 17 points and five assists vs. Samford…notched team-high 16 points and four assists vs. Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship…totaled three-plus three pointers in 10 games on the season…Junior (2010-11): Started 37-of-38 games, averaging 10.9 points and 4.6 rebounds…shot 44.3 percent from three and hit a three-pointer in 36-of-38 games…caught fire at the end of the year…had a 10-game stretch where he scored in double-figures, averaging 15.6 points…named the SEC Tournament MVP after averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds over three games…scored 15 of his game-high 17 in first half of NCAA Tournament opening game vs. Princeton…contributed 11 points vs. UNC to help UK advance to Final Four…had a season-high 24 points, three assists and three blocks vs. Florida…had 22 points (6-8 3Ps) vs. South Carolina, nine rebounds and three blocks…registered 18 points at South Carolina…Sophomore (2009-10): Started 32-of-38 games, averaging 6.5 points in 21.2 minutes per game…scored a season-high 20 points (7-9 FGs) with a team-leading nine rebounds vs. Wake Forest in the NCAA Second Round…posted 18 points, including four three-pointers, vs. Arkansas…helped Team USA to gold medal at U-19 World Championship in New Zealand…led the team with 12 blocks, averaging 5.0 points and 3.1 rebounds…Freshman (2008-09): Averaged 5.3 points in 21.2 minutes…in the last nine games, averaged 8.1 points.

PERSONAL:
Played for U.S. at the 2011 World University Games in China and averaged 5.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in seven games...selected to USA U-19 National team over the summer of 2009...played in all nine games, earning two starts in helping lead Team USA to gold medal at U-19 World Championship in New Zealand...led the team with 12 blocked shots, while averaging 5.0 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game...averaged 19.9 points per game, grabbing 7.9 boards, 3.6 assists, 2.9 steals and shooting 51 percent in his senior season...shot 34 percent from 3-point range...helped lead Mason County to 2008 State Championship...named 2008 Kentucky Mr. Basketball...scored more than 2,000 points in high school career...ranked the seventh best small forward in the country and 38th overall by Scout.com...averaged 20 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots his junior season...son of Brian and Nicole Miller.

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: March 21, 1990
From: University of Kentucky
Draft: 2nd Round (46th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  New Orleans Pelicans 2012 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Kentucky/USA

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