Another Departure


Posted May 21, 2013


Keaton Miles has confirmed his departure from West Virginia, making him the latest in a lengthening line of casualties of the Mountaineer basketball program.

In a tweet made on Tuesday afternoon, Miles thanked his supporters for his time at WVU.

"Really Want To Thank WVU For All The Support & Love They Showed Me While I Was Here..Once A Mountaineer Always A Mountaineer Love All 55" read Miles' tweet.

The forward, who underwent wrist surgery following the conclusion of the season, played two years for the Mountaineers. A well-regarded player from Dallas, Tex., the 6-7 Miles had trouble finding his rhythm during a tough freshman season. Despite starting 30 games, he made just 18 shots on the year, and averaged only 1.4 points per outing. Also expected to be a factor on the boards, Miles averaged only 1.8 retrievals per game during his two-year career.

Miles' play improved somewhat during his sophomore season, but he started just two games and saw his minutes drop to 11.5 per contest as WVU struggled through a mediocre season which ended with a first-round loss in the Big 12 tournament.

Miles' departure opens up another spot on the 2013-14 roster. One player in line to fill it is Daxter Miles (no relation) a point guard who would help even out WVU's forward-heavy roster for next year.


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