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Darius Miles

Drafted by: Los Angeles, Round: 1, Pick: 3
College: N/A
Height: 6-9
Weight: 217 lbs.
Position: Forward
BirthDate: Oct. 9, 1981
Birthplace: Belleville, IL

Expert Analysis
"Miles is a tremendous prospect that has size, long arms and startling athleticism. He is quick off his feet, runs the court very well and has good overall skills. Miles is not a knock-down outside shooter, but has the tools to be a capable shooter. Miles is best attacking off the dribble, where he has a good first step and finishing capability.

The thing that convinces most about Miles is his understanding of the game at a young age. He's a very good passer, and understands that he is not the center of the universe on every play out on the floor. His court vision is good, which helps him instinctively make good basketball decisions." -- ESPN's Jay Bilas

An early-entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. A member of the USA Today All-USA Basketball Team. Also named to the Parade All-America High School First Team. Participated in the McDonald's All-America Game and the Nike Hoop Summit.

Highlights at East Saint Louis HS (Illinois)
As a senior, averaged 22.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, 7.2 blocks, 3.4 assists and 2.4 steals in leading his team to the Class AA state semifinals. In a three-year varsity career, he totaled 1,531 points, 1,015 rebounds, 648 blocked shots, 209 assists and 131 steals.

In McDonald's All-America Game, scored 17 points to help the West to a 146-120 victory over the East. Made 8 of 14 field goal attempts, including several flashy dunks.

In Nike Hoop Summit, compiled 15 points, eight rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocked shots to lead Team USA to a 98-97 victory. Went 7-for-14 from the field. His short jumper with just less than three minutes remaining gave the USA a 96-93 lead.

Nike Hoop Summit stats
1996-97 26 7 14 .500 1 4 .250 8 2 15  
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 Darius Miles rocks the cradle.
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