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[Mike Miller]13 Mike Miller

  • Sophomore, 1L • Forward
  • 6-8, 218
  • Mitchell, South Dakota (Mitchell High)
  • Major: Undergraduate Studies

A first-round pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2000 NBA Draft (fifth pick overall)… Joined Donnell Harvey as the only Gator duo to be picked in the first round of an NBA Draft in the same year… Fifth overall selection in the NBA Draft is the second highest by a Florida player in school history (Neal Walk was the second overall pick in 1969).
A two-year starter at small forward, who has seen action at all spots except center… Joins Ronnie Williams as the only player in school history to lead the team in scoring in both freshmen and sophomore seasons… Needs just 138 points to reach the 1,000-point plateau… Already Florida's all-time leader in NCAA action in eight statistical categories, including most points (112) and rebounds (68)… Has led UF in scoring 23 times and in rebounding 19 times… Has 52 double figure scoring games and nine 20-point games… Has seven double doubles… Has great ball handling skills… Sees the court well… Great feel for the game… Despite putting up big scoring numbers is a true team player who can pass and rebound… Gained 15-plus pounds with his hard work in the weight room in the summer before his freshman year… Nicknamed "Skinny" in high school… The first basketball player from South Dakota to attend Florida…

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1999-2000- First-Team All-SEC (Coaches') and Second-Team All-SEC by Associated Press… Named to NABC District VI Team (First-Team)… Basketball News All-South Region Team… Most Outstanding Player of NCAA East Regional… His game-winning driving jump shot as time expired to give the Gators a 69-68 overtime victory over Butler in the first round of the NCAA Tournament was named the Compaq College Basketball Most Significant Play of the Year… The starter at small forward, who also started at the two guard for nine games… Led the team in scoring (14.1 ppg), minutes (28.6 mpg), free throws (124), free throw attempts (170) and in rebounding in SEC games only (6.6)… One of seven players in UF history to start 37 games in a single season… Ranked ninth in the SEC in free throw percentage (.729)… Led UF in scoring 17 times… Had four double doubles… Scored in double figures in 31 games, including the last 14 of the year… .Had six 20-point games, including 25 point games at Alabama and at Georgia… Had 18 rebounds vs. Kentucky, the most by a Gator since Andrew DeClercq had 20 vs. UK on Jan. 18th, 1994 and the third most by a Gator in the O'Dome… 18 rebounds shared league high with Mississippi State's Robert Jackson for most in an SEC game this season… Attempted a free throw in 35 of 37 games, including the last nine of the season… Averaged a team-best 7.7 rebounds in NCAA Tournament action… Scored 22 points vs. DePaul, including 16 in the second half to give him back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in his career… Had a career-high tying 25 points vs. Alabama and had a key steal and three-point play with 1:49 left to give UF a 73-71 lead… Named as a preseason candidate for the John R. Wooden All-America Team and Player of the Year Award… One of four sophomores on the 25-man list… Named a preseason candidate for the Naismith Player of the Year…

AS A FRESHMAN IN 1998-99- First-team Freshman All-American by Basketball News… Freshman All-American by Sports Illustrated… One of the five most influential freshmen in the nation according to Sport Magazine… Third-team All-SEC (Coaches') - joined Udonis Halsem as only the fourth and fifth Gator frosh in school history to be named All-SEC… Named to USBWA District IV team… Named second-team District VI by NABC… Named to SEC All-Freshmen team by Knoxville News Sentinel… Started 19 of 28 games at the forward spot… Led UF in scoring (12.3 ppg) to become only the third Gator frosh in school history to do so… Second on the team in rebounding (5.2 rpg)… Led UF in scoring in six games and in rebounding six times… Also led UF in assists twice… Scored in double figures a team-best 21 times, including three 20-point games… Had three double doubles… Had 10 dunks and scored UF's first points a team-best eight times… Started 19 of the first 23 games before finishing the season coming off the bench… Battled ankle injuries throughout the year… Sprained his right ankle in practice on Nov. 27th and missed the Coastal Carolina (Nov. 30th) and Charleston Southern (Dec. 5th) games… Came off the bench in the Duke (Dec. 9th) game and Jacksonville game (Dec. 12th)… Returned to the starting lineup for the next 16 games before spraining his left ankle in the first half of the Georgia game on Feb. 13th… Missed the second half of the Georgia game and the Arkansas game (Feb. 16th)… .Had 11 rebounds in NCAA Tournament vs. Gonzaga… Had 20 points, including a key four-point play with 3:45 left in the game vs. Kentucky… Had double double (15 points, 10 rebounds) at Mississippi State… Had the third-best debut by a UF frosh in school history (25 points, 11 rebounds vs. Georgia Southern)… Joined Udonis Haslem as the third and fourth frosh in school history to record a double-double in his debut… Had two 20-point games in first three contests to join Livingston Chatman (1987) as the only Gator frosh to have two 20-point contests after three career games… Averaged 17.7 ppg in November…

PREP- A 1998 graduate of Mitchell High School where he was coached by Gary Munsen… A starter on the 12-man 1998 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that won the Gold Medal July 5-11 in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic… Averaged 8.8 ppg and 4.8 rpg in the six-game tournament… A consensus top 10 player nationally, who was ranked as high as the fifth best prep player… South Dakota Prep Athlete of the Year in 1996 and 1997… Three-time first team Class 2A All-State Selection and led his team to back-to-back state championships in 1996 and 1997… Named to State All-Tournament Team three times… The most heavily recruited prep basketball player in the history of South Dakota… The first McDonald's All-American from South Dakota… Holds Mitchell career scoring record with 1,709 points… Also had 761 career rebounds… High school gym is called the Corn Palace, which is decorated with corn murals on the side that are completely stripped down each year and changed…

AS A SENIOR- McDonald's All-American… 1998 USA Today South Dakota Player of the Year… Averaged 26.6 ppg, 10.5 rpg… Shot 49% from the field and 81% from the free throw line… .Scored a school and tournament record 54 points in Glaxo Holiday Invitational in Raleigh, NC against East Chapel Hill… 54 point record broke previous mark set by Anfernee Hardaway in 1989… Also grabbed 11 rebounds… He scored 101 points in three tournament games, third best in tourney history… Had 25 points in season opening win vs. Brookings… Nominated for National Junior Honor Society…

AS A JUNIOR… South Dakota Player of the year… Led his team to 2A state Championships… Averaged 22.8 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 4.5apg, and 3.2 bpg… Set a single-game state tournament record with 11 blocked shots… AS A SOPHOMORE… Averaged 18.2 ppg and 8.3 rpg… Home court in high school was called the Corn Palace, complete with corn murals on the side that are completely stripped down each year and changed…

PERSONAL- Born Feb. 19, 1980 in Mitchell, South Dakota… Son of Tom and Sheryl Miller… Father is an assistant principal and his mother is a teacher… Father was a college standout at Dakota Wesleyan… His uncle, Alan, was South Dakota's all-time collegiate scorer after a career at Dakota Wesleyan… Older brother, Ryan, was a Division II All-American at Nothern State (S.D.)… Ryan was a 10th-round draft pick in the 1999 CBA Draft by Sioux Falls… Has another brother, Jared, that is a junior at Northern State University… Sister, Chelsey, will play on the Mitchell High School team as a freshman… Considered Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and Arizona in the recruiting process… Enjoys hunting and fishing… Good friends with Kris Lang of North Carolina… Mitchell is a town of 13,798 located 67 miles west of Sioux Falls, S.D… .Also involved with several community projects in Mitchell.

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Mike Miller Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
1998-99 28-19 677 115-233 .494 31-87 .356 80-114 .702 146 5.2 58 69 7 35 52-1 341 12.2
1999-00 37-37 1058 175-368 .476 47-139 .338 124-170 .729 243 6.6 91 71 15 46 70-0 521 14.1
TOTALS 65-56 1735 290-601 .483 78-226 .345 204-284 .718 389 6.0 149 140 22 81 112-1 862 13.3
Mike Miller's SEC Statistics
SEC GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
1998-99 15-13 339 52-108 .481 17-44 .386 40-52 .769 67 4.5 24 28 4 18 33-0 161 10.7
1999-00 16-16 472 74-160 .463 21-62 .339 51-65 .785 106 6.6 37 33 7 16 30-0 220 13.8
TOTALS 31-29 811 126-268 .470 38-106 .358 91-117 .778 173 5.6 61 61 11 34 63-0 381 12.3
Mike Miller's NCAA Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
1998-99 3-0 82 12-27 .444 3-10 .300 6-10 .600 22 7.3 5 7 0 4 2-0 33 11.0
1999-00 6-6 184 23-64 .359 5-25 .200 28-36 .778 46 7.7 10 11 4 7 9-0 79 13.2
TOTALS 9-6 266 35-91 .385 8-35 .229 34-46 .739 68 7.6 15 18 4 11 11-0 112 12.4

Miller Game Highs
Points
Season 25, Georgia (2/23/00)
Career 25, twice
Rebounds
Season 18, Kentucky (2/8/00)
Career 18, Kentucky (2/8/00)
Field Goals
Season 9, twice
Career 10, Ga. Southern (11/16/98)
Field Goal Attempts
Season 17, Butler (3/17/00)
Career 20, Ga. Southern (11/16/98)
3-Point FGs
Season 5, Georgetown (11/24/99)
Career 5, Georgetown (11/24/99)
3-Point FG Attempts
Season 9, Georgia (2/23/00)
Career 9, Georgia (2/23/00)
Free Throws
Season 10, Alabama (1/22/00)
Career 10, Alabama (1/22/00)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 11, Alabama (1/22/00)
Career 11, Alabama (1/22/00)
Assists
Season 6, twice
Career 7, Michigan (12/28/98)
Steals
Season 5, Georgetown (11/24/99)
Career 5, Georgetown (11/24/99)
Blocked Shots
Season 2, twice
Career 2, twice
Minutes Played
Season 42, Tennessee (1/18/00)
Career 42, Tennessee (1/18/00)
Misc. Stats 1999-00 Career
Times Led UF in Scoring 17 23
Times Led UF in Rebounding 13 19
Times Led UF in Assists 7 9
Double Figure Scoring Games 31 52
20-Point Games 6 9
Double Figure Rebounding Games 4 7
Double Doubles 4 7
Dunks 14 24
Charges Drawn 5 7
Scored UF's First Points 10 18
First Player off the Bench 0 3
Three Point Plays 11-13 15-21
Final Three Minutes from Line 30-45 40-61 (.656)
1998USA JUNIOR WOLRD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALYING TOURNAMENT
MIKE MILLER GAME-BY-GAME STATS
Date Opponent G-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3P-3PA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg PF-FD AT TO BS ST Pts-Avg
07-11 Argentina 1-1 18-18.0 3-8 .375 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0-1 1-1.0 2-0 2 1 0 2 7-7.0
07-10 Venezuela 1-1 27-27.0 3-7 .429 0-2 .000 2-4 .500 1-0 1-1.0 2-0 4 1 0 0 8-8.0
07-09 Brazil 1-1 22-22.0 5-13 .385 2-6 .333 0-0 .000 2-8 10-10.0 3-0 5 3 1 2 12-12.0
07-07 Argentina 1-1 21-21.0 3-7 .429 1-1 1.00 2-2 1.00 2-3 5-5.0 2-0 4 0 0 0 9-9.0
07-06 Cuba 1-1 24-24.0 3-11 .273 0-2 .000 2-4 .500 4-4 8-8.0 1-0 2 2 0 1 8-8.0
07-05 Canada 1-1 11-11.0 1-4 .250 1-3 .333 6-6 1.00 1-2 3-3.0 5-1 2 0 0 2 9-9.0
Total 6-6 123-20.5 18-50 .360 5-17 .294 12-16 .750 10-18 28-4.7 15-1 19 7 1 7 53-8.8
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