Work in Sports
Of all the high school players who entertained thoughts of skipping college and jumping straight to the NBA, Miles garnered the most attention from scouts. He's an athletic, dynamic player who has a combination of skills. He could probably play big guard, given his ballhandling skills, but he can also rebound, block shots and hit the mid-range jumper with regularity, which means he could play either forward spot, especially when he gains size and strength. He averaged 19 points and 14 rebounds his senior season, then averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots in leading East St. Louis Senior to a third-place finish in the Illinois Class AA tournament. Miles had scouts drooling after the McDonald's All-American game, where he scored 17 points on eight-of-14 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and handed out four assists. By renouncing his scholarship to St. John's and declaring for the NBA, Miles can't turn back. But most scouts don't think he'll have to worry about that.