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      Dwight Miller
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Nassau, Bahamas

High School:
St. Pius X HS

Last College:
Midland (Texas) College

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 245

Position:
F

Experience:
1L

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2012-13 - SENIOR

  • Was unable to return from a knee injury suffered in the spring of 2012.
2011-12 - JUNIOR

  • Appeared in 23 games.
  • Averaged 2.4 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per game while shooting .510 from the field .
  • Made half of his 3-point attempts (4-of-8).
  • Blocked 14 shots on the year.
  • Gave the Vols a huge boost off the bench vs. Ole Miss (2/22/12), scoring 10 points, grabbing seven rebounds and blocking one shot in the win (he was 2-for-3 from 3-point range).
  • Erupted for 13 points (all in the first half) and seven rebounds off the bench in UT's game at College of Charleston (12/14/11).
  • Playing against the team with which he started his collegiate career, he totaled four points, two rebounds and a block vs. No. 17 Pitt in the Big East/SEC Challenge (12/3/11).
  • Grabbed four rebounds and scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting in UT's double-overtime loss to No. 8 Memphis at the Maui Invitational (11/22/11).
  • Totaled seven points and six rebounds in 15 solid minutes off the bench against ULM (11/16/11).
2010-11 - SOPHOMORE (at MIDLAND [TEXAS] COLLEGE)
  • Was coached at Midland College by Ross Hodge.
  • Helped the Chaparrals post a 33-4 overall record and a berth in the NJCAA national championship game while also capturing the Western Junior College Athletic Conference title and the Region V Tournament crown.
  • Rated by JucoJunction.com as the 10th-best junior college prospect in the country.
2009-10 - FRESHMAN (at UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH)
  • Appeared in 16 games, averaging 0.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game.
  • Saw action in four Big East Conference clashes, averaging 0.5 points and 0.5 rebounds in 2.8 minutes per contest.
  • Spent his time at Pitt playing behind eventual NBA contributors Sam Young and DeJuan Blair.
2008-09 - REDSHIRT (at UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH)
  • Redshirted during the 2008-09 season.
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Graduated from St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas, where he was coached by Laurence Woods.
  • Ranked by HoopScoop.com as the No. 65 overall prospect in the nation.
  • As a senior in 2008, he averaged 15.8 points per game while leading the Panthers to a 22-8 record, a No. 4 state ranking and the TAPPS 6A District 3 championship.
  • Registered a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to go along with five blocked shots in a 63-52 loss to Nolan Catholic to conclude his senior season.
  • Scored 25 points as a senior vs. Christian Life Center.
  • Nominated for the 2008 McDonald's High School All-America Game.
  • Transferred to St. Pius X from Westbury Christian School following his junior season in 2007.
  • Helped guide WCS to a 22-11 record as a junior.
  • Named the 2007 Nassau Guardian Junior Male Athlete of the Year.
  • Selected TAPPS 4-5A All-District and named to the Houston Chronicle's All-Area second team after averaging 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game as a junior.
  • Burst onto the national recruiting scene at the 2007 ReebokU Camp from July 7-10 in Philadelphia, Pa., averaging 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game and earning the prestigious Dante Anderson Memorial Award for the unsung player who "made the biggest impression" at the camp.
  • Played AAU ball with the Houston Elite program, coached by Rick Nelson.
PERSONAL
  • Born May 25, 1989, in Nassau, Bahamas
  • Full name is Dwight R. Miller Jr.
  • Academic major: Psychology
  • Parents are Novell and Kasa Hanna
  • Is the second Tennessee men's basketball player from Nassau, Bahamas, joining former center Ian Lockhart (1987-90).
  • Is a product of Frank Rutherford's Elite Bahamian Education Program, which aims to help Bahamian student-athletes achieve collegiate academic excellence in the United States (Rutherford was the first Bahamas native to win an Olympic medal, earning bronze in the triple jump in 1992).
  • Other EBEP success stories include former Washington State and NFL wide receiver Devard Darling, former Florida State linebacker Devaughn Darling, former University of Miami (Fla.) offensive lineman Ian Symonette and former Southern California basketball forward Jeremy Barr.
  • Has trained with retired NBA champion Hakeem Olajuwon.
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