WVU Basketball: Dunbar’s Miles Commits, If He Qualifies


February 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA: West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins gestures against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second half at the Petersen Events Center. WVU won 66-48. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Yesterday, with the whole country seemingly focused on the Indiana Pacers taking it to the now one-legged tripod known as the Miami Heat, a point guard in Baltimore, MD quietly announced his intentions to play for coach Bob Huggins and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Daxter Miles, a 6’3″ point guard out of Dunbar High School in Baltimore, MD (Tavon Austin’s alma mater), has announced that he intends to play in Morgantown next season. Miles averaged 19 points per game for Dunbar this past season and has a pretty sick highlight reel to show for it:

When watching Miles play, you can immediately see just how good he his with the ball in his hands and his ability to lose the defense with his agility. Miles will bring a creative flair to the Mountaineer offense and provide another weapon at the point guard spot behind Juwan Staten.

Daxter Miles would fill the scholarship void created by the departed junior forward Keaton Miles. That is, as long as he is academically eligible.

As Dave Hickman of the Gazette-Mail writes, Miles (along with other potential Mountaineers target Shadell Millinghaus) still are not academically qualified to play for the Mountaineers. As much as coach Huggins and the Mountaineers coaching staff would love to have Miles on the team, they must wait to see how his grades shape up now that the school year is coming to an end.

Like Huggins, Mountaineers fans across the country will be waiting anxiously for the test scores to be published to see if Miles will be in the old gold and blue next season.