Miller steps away from program
JUNIOR GUARD LEAVES FOR PERSONAL REASONS
February 4, 2015
UIC coach Howard Moore made the announcement Saturday before the Flames’ 70-65 loss to Valparaiso at the Pavilion.
Miller, a 5-foot-8, 170-pound point guard from Kent, Wash. by way of Eastern Arizona, averaged 4.7 points and a team-best 4.0 assists per game in 20 games, including 15 starts. He shot 30 percent from the field and 59 percent from the free-throw line while compiling nearly a 2-to-1 assists-to-turnovers ratio.
The Suburban Seattle native scored a career-high 16 points against Southern Illinois on Nov. 23 at the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic in Kent, Ohio. His career-best seven assists came on three occasions, including in his final contest with UIC against Youngstown State on Jan. 24.
“We appreciate D’Juan’s contributions to the UIC men’s basketball program,” Moore said in a statement. “We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Miller wasn’t with the team in Milwaukee on Thursday, fueling speculation on his future. Sophomore walk-on Marcus White made his first career start in the Flames’ 71-65 loss to the Panthers. Junior Paris Burns got the nod against Valparaiso.
Miller is continuing to take classes and will remain on campus at least until the end of the spring semester.
The Flames had already lost senior guard Jay Parker, who underwent season-ending ankle surgery on Nov. 24. Parker could apply for a medical redshirt and return next season.