1 Darius Miller

Name
Darius Miller
Position
Forward
Class
SR
Hometown (Last School)
Maysville, (Mason County)
Ht
6'7"
Wt
235
Seasons
2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
Birthday
March 21, 1990

6th overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft (New Orleans Pelicans)

2011-12

Senior: Appeared in all 40 games while earning 11 starts … Averaged 9.9 points and sunk 56 3-pointers … Scored 13 points in a win over Louisville … Matched a season high with 19 points in a win over … Tallied 19 points with six rebounds in a win over Iowa St. … Scored a team-high 16 points with four assists in a loss to Vandy … Led Kentucky in scoring with 17 points in a win on Senior Night vs. … Scored all nine of his points in the second half in a win over Vandy … Nailed three 3-pointers, finishing with 12 points and three assists in a win at Miss. St. … Recorded 14 points, including three 3-pointers, in a win over Ole Miss … Scored 13 points behind a 3-for-5 day behind the arc in a win at LSU … Exploded for a season-high 19 points and was a perfect 4-for-4 from 3-point range in a win at Georgia … Scored 11 points and led the team with four assists in a victory over Alabama … Had nine points, including a 3-pointer as time expired in the first half in a win at Auburn … Became the 58th player in school history to tally 1,000 career points with 15 in a win over UALR … Had seven points and four boards in a win over Louisville … Struck for 15 points and matched a season-high with four 3-pointers in a win over Lamar … Poured in 17 points in his second start of the season while adding five assists in a win over Samford … Tallied 12 points in ’s win over North Carolina … Recorded nine points and a team-best six assists in a win over St. John’s … Paced the team with a season-high 19 points and added a season-best four made 3-pointers in a win over Portland … Had his third-consecutive game with four or more assists in a win over Penn State … Posted five points to go with a team-high four assists in a win over .

Summer 2011

Represented United States at World University Games in China … Averaged 5.6 points, 3.6 rebounds in the seven-game tournament.

2010-11

Junior: Started 37 of 38 games, averaging 10.9 points per game and 4.6 rebounds … Hit a 3-pointer in 36 of 38 games … Averaged 15.6 ppg during his 10-game streak of at least 10 pts. … Scored 11 pts. vs. UNC?to help UK advance to Final Four … Scored 15 of game-high 17 pts. in first half of NCAA?Tournament opening game vs. Princeton … Named the Tournament MVP after averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds during the three-game run … Posted 10 points, four rebounds and four assists vs. Alabama in the SEC Tournament semifinals … Totaled 15 points and seven rebounds vs. Ole Miss in the SEC Tourney quarterfinals … Scored a career high 24 points against Florida to go with three assists and three blocks … Had 13 pts. and eight boards at … Scored 22 points vs. South Carolina, including a career-high six 3-pointers made, nine rebs. and three blocks … Had 14 pts. and seven rebs. in win over UGA … Scored a season-high 18 pts. at South Carolina while playing a career-high 39 minutes … Was 5-of-8 from the field against Alabama … Scored 15 points against LSU?on 7-of-11 shooting from the field … Tied a career high with seven made field goals against LSU … Filled the stat sheet against Penn with 11 pts., seven rebs., six assists, two blocks and two steals … Posted seven first-half points to help UK stake an 11-point halftime lead at Louisville … Totaled 14 pts., including 5-of-5 from the charity stripe, along with five assists and three blocks vs. MVSU … Tied for a team-high seven rebounds against North Carolina … Scored 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field against UNC … Scored 15 pts. vs. UConn in Maui Invitational championship game, including 13 in the second half … Recorded career-highs of five steals and four blocks at Portland … Scored 15 points on a sharp 6-of-7 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, and dished out a game-high four assists … Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in UK’s season opener against ETSU.

2009-10

Sophomore: Started 32 of 38 games, averaging 6.5 points … Totaled nine points, four assists and three steals vs. in the NCAA Tournament … Scored a career-high 20 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the field with a team-leading nine rebounds vs. in the NCAA Second Round in New Orleans … Led UK with 14 points, shooting 3-of-5 from behind the arc vs. Florida … Key scorer during the comeback attempt at Tennessee, finishing with seven points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals … Finished with seven points, eight rebounds and two blocks in win over South Carolina … Scored nine points with two blocks in the overtime win at Mississippi State … Posted a career-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers vs. Arkansas … Totaled nine points, four rebounds and two assists at Florida … Scored a season-high 16 points, including a career-high four 3 -pointers and dished out a season-high five assists vs. … Scored 11 points vs. Austin Peay … Dished out a season-high four assists at Indiana … Totaled a season-high three steals vs. UConn … Scored all eight points in UK’s 28-2 run vs. North Carolina … Recorded his second straight game with three 3-pointers vs. UNC Asheville … Totaled 13 points and three assists, tying a career high with three 3-point baskets … Posted a near double-double with nine points and a team-leading eight rebounds vs. Cleveland State in Cancun … Scored 15 points, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range with three assists in the win over Sam Houston State … Posted nine points and five rebounds in UK’s win over Miami-Ohio.

Summer 2009

Selected to USA U-19 National team over the summer … 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.

2008-09

Freshman: Played in 36 games, starting two in his first season as a Wildcat … Averaged 8.1 points per game over the last nine contests … Recorded 12 points and eight rebounds in his collegiate debut against VMI … Totaled a career-high 13 points and four assists vs. Delaware State … Earned his first career start vs. Longwood … Logged 32 minutes vs. West Virginia, totaling six rebounds and three assists … Scored six points in 25 minutes vs. Lamar … Earned his second career start, totaling a career-high 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a career-high 34 minutes vs. Miami … Totaled four assists and a season-high two steals vs. Appalachian State … Tied a career high with five assists against Tennessee State … Scored seven points with three rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes at Tennessee … Logged 15 minutes, with four points and two rebounds at Georgia … Played 20 minutes in the second half, totaling seven rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists in 33 minutes at Alabama … Posted the third double-figure scoring game of his career, totaling 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists in 31 minutes at Ole Miss … In 31 minutes vs. Mississippi State, totaled seven points, five assists and three steals … Made two clutch free throws down the stretch vs. Florida … Totaled eight points, six rebounds and three steals at Arkansas … Had his best day as a Wildcat, setting career-highs with 17 points and six assists to go along with two blocks vs. Tennessee … Miller was also perfect from the field (6-for-6), from behind the arc (3-for-3) and from the charity stripe (2-for-2) … Was 2-of-2 from behind the arc vs. LSU, tying the game at 70-70 with 27 seconds remaining … Scored 12 points vs. Ole Miss in the SEC Tourney.

High School

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 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.

Personal

Born March 21, 1990 … Son of Brian and Nicole Miller … Chose Kentucky over Cincinnati, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas State, Louisville, Miami, Tennessee, .