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Miller To Try Out For World University Games Team


Kentucky forward Darius Miller is going to give international competition another try as the former U19 gold medalist will begin camp with Team USA Friday in hopes of making the World University Games roster.  Miller is one of 22 players who accepted the invitations to the camp, which will be held in Colorado Springs and trimmed to the final playing roster August 8.  The team will compete in China August 12-23 and will be coached by Purdue’s Matt Painter.  Butler’s Brad Stevens and Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin will serve as his assistants.

Here is the full list of attendees:

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
DOB
YOG
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Tim Abromaitis
F/C
6-8
235
09/17/89
2011*
Notre Dame Unionville, CT
Bradford Burgess
G
6-6
225
04/29/90
2012
VCU Midlothian, VA
Marcus Denmon
G
6-3
185
03/20/90
2012
Missouri Kansas City, MO
Kim English
G
6-6
200
09/24/88
2012
Missouri Baltimore, MD
Yancy Gates
F
6-9
260
10/15/89
2012
Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
Ashton Gibbs
G
6-2
190
01/19/90
2012
Pittsburgh Scotch Plains, NJ
Draymond Green
F
6-7
230
03/04/90
2012
Michigan State Saginaw, MI
JaMychal Green
F
6-8
225
06/21/90
2012
Alabama Montgomery, AL
Tu Holloway
G
6-0
185
08/21/89
2012
Xavier Hempstead, NY
Scoop Jardine
G
6-2
190
08/09/88
2011*
Syracuse Philadelphia, PA
John Jenkins
G
6-4
220
03/06/91
2013
Vanderbilt Hendersonville, TN 
Orlando Johnson
G
6-5
205
03/11/89  
2012
UC Santa Barbara                                   Seaside, CA
Greg Mangano
F
6-10
240
10/28/89
2012
Yale Orange, CT
Trevor Mbakwe
F/C
6-8
241
01/24/89
2012
Minnesota  St. Paul, MN
C.J. McCollum
G
6-3
165
09/19/91
2013
Lehigh  Canton, OH
Khris Middleton
F
6-7
215
08/12/91
2013
Texas A&M North Charleston, SC
Darius Miller
G
6-6
185
03/21/90
2012
Kentucky Maysville, KY
Tony Mitchell
F
6-7
210
08/07/89
2013
Alabama Swainsboro, GA
Aaric Murray
C
6-11
265
07/03/89
2013
West Virginia Philadelphia, PA
Alex Oriakhi
F/C
6-9
240
06/21/90
2013
Connecticut Lowell, MA
John Shurna
F
6-8
210
04/30/90
2012
Northwestern Glen Ellyn, IL
Jordan Taylor
G
6-1
195
09/30/89
2012
Wisconsin Bloomington, MN

Article written by Thomas Beisner

11 responses to “Miller To Try Out For World University Games Team”

  1. Yroc53

    I dont see our boy Miller having too much trouble making a roster with that competition. Some good players but miller can easily hang with them even when not being that beast we saw in the SEC tournament.

  2. What?

    6’6 185? Try 6’8 225.

  3. BillyGFan

    There are some good players, but I agree, no reason Darius can’t make and be a big contributor for this team–especially with the “Kentucky Effect” on his side. Hope he does well and earns a big role for the team; it can only help his confidence as he prepares to lead a loaded team to a national title this year.

  4. Wheeldon

    With that roster, we would be better off with the Cats in the games.

  5. BleedBlue32

    #2: Try 6’8″, 240

  6. Jack

    #2, I thought the same thing. Miller is bigger than that.

  7. jaygee85

    the roster isn’t that bad, but i hope they gel together alot better than the usa team with jeremy lamb as the star that finished 5th. Miller should be an easy pick for this team with his experience in big games and against elite competition even if he struggles in tryouts, but there are some talented players on the team, kris middleton is a future pro, as well as jordan taylor, john jenkins, tu holloway, scoop jardine, and tony mitchell. If they can keep tu holloway and scoop jardine’s ego at bay, and play as a team, i don’t see any reason they shouldn’t win the whole thing

  8. slappy

    Draymond Green has been at Michigan State since 1998.

  9. Dylon

    Who are the 5 best rappers.. Dylon,,dylon,dylon,dylon and dylon. cause i spit hot fire

  10. jc

    22ppl for how many roster spots? 10 12. Does anybody know.

  11. Buzzard

    I’m a big fan of Darius Miller. He’s a great young man with a lot of talent. If he would play hard all the time he could be first team all SEC. I think (hope) he will have a great year this year. Good luck Darius!!.