UIC Basketball Adds D'Juan Miller From Eastern Arizona College
April 16, 2014
CHICAGO – UIC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Howard Moore announced the addition of point guard D’Juan Miller from Eastern Arizona College (EAC) on Wednesday afternoon. Miller, a native of Kent, Wash., was a two-year starter for the Gila Monsters and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
“We are excited to have D’Juan as part of our program,” said Moore. “We were looking to address our point guard position with someone who can control an offense and has shown leadership on both ends of the floor. We saw both of these elements in D’Juan. He will be a great addition to our team as we now look to add some depth to our front line over the offseason.”
Miller was one of his league’s best players after being named first team All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) Division-I this past season. The 5-foot-8 point guard averaged 17.5 points, 4.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game during the 2013-14 campaign. He ranked second in the conference in steals, fourth in assists and eighth in total points.
“D’Juan was the most athletic player in our conference this past year,” said EAC Head Coach Maurice Leitzke. “When teams would press us full court, all we needed was D’Juan to break the press. No matter who we played, D’Juan was always the fastest and quickest player on the court. He’s an incredible ball-handler and has the ability to dictate tempo.
Miller showed his ability to score with a career-high 46 points against Central Arizona College on Feb. 8, 2013, and later named the ACCAC Player of the Week for his performance. Through 31 games last season, Miller netted 20 or more points on 13 occasions and 10-plus points 28 times. He also had six dunks during the season.
“D’Juan reminds me of a combination between Nate Robinson and Dee Brown,” said Moore. “He’s a player with a lot of athleticism and can score with confidence.”
Along with the addition of Miller, Moore also announced that junior center Will Simonton will not be returning for the Flames next season.