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WVU in the NBA: Daxter Miles Jr. Continues to Impress in G League



Just days after enjoying a hot shooting night and leading the Northern Arizona Suns to a 120-110 victory over the Greensboro Swarm in G League action, Daxter Miles Jr. was traded to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, which is the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, announced Jan. 8 the trade of Ike Nwamu to Northern Arizona in exchange for Daxter Miles Jr. The trade is subject to both players passing a physical, according to a Mad Ants press release.

Fort Wayne will be in Washington D.C. on Feb. 13 taking on the Capital City Go-Go at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. This is the closest game to Morgantown.

On Dec. 20, Miles tallied 15 points in 30-minutes of play against his new team. The Mad Ants, however, went on to win 99-94.

In 21 games this season with the Suns, Miles averaged 15.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 29.2 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-3 guard started 12 games this season for Northern Arizona.

As a four-year player for the Mountaineers, Miles started 124 games — the second-most in school history. His 1,000th career point came against Coppin State in a match-up in December 2017. Miles ended his career in a Mountaineer uniform with a total 1,311 points.

For his career Miles averaged 9.6 points per game for the Mountaineers. As a senior Miles averaged a career-high 12.9 points and 3.1 assists per game. West Virginia made the NCAA Tournament all four years Miles was there, winning two games in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Right out of college, Miles received a two-way contract from the Sacramento Kings. Two-way contracts allow a player to spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and no more than 45 games with their NBA team.

In the 2018 G League draft, Miles was selected with the 11th pick by the Suns. There, he started 13 of 49 games.

Daxter Miles Jr. celebrated his 25th birthday Sunday, Jan. 5.

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