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    Dan Miller

    Hometown:
    Mt. Holly, NJ

    High School:
    Rancocas Valley

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 220

    Position:
    Guard/Forward

    Birthdate:
    03/18/1980


  • Career Highs
  • Miller's Career Statistics

    AS A FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR: Versatile perimeter player will give the Irish tremendous athleticism at the wing position...sat out all of last season after transferring to Notre Dame from the University of Maryland...gives the Irish instant experience at both ends of the floor...will serve as a tri-captain this season along with teammates Matt Carroll and Jere Macura...a polished veteran with exceptional skill and talent...solid and tough, hard-nosed defender with good rebounding skills, he will help fill the rebounding void left following the departures of Ryan Humphrey and Harold Swanagan...skillful outside shooter bolsters Irish perimeter game as well...a proven big-game scorer...experienced player who has played in nine NCAA tournament contests during his career.

    AS A SENIOR: Sat out the entire 2001-02 campaign after transferring to Notre Dame from the University of Maryland.

    AS A JUNIOR: Key reserve on Maryland squad which reached the NCAA Final Four in 2001 for the first time in school history...earned four starts in 36 games and averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds... averaged 5.0 points and 2.4 rebounds during five-game NCAA tournament run while shooting .563 (nine-of-16) from the field...scored in double figures in four games in 2000-01...had a season-high 14 points at Virginia (Mar. 3), in addition to grabbing six rebounds...scored 13 points against Chicago State (Dec. 27) and 10 versus Georgia Tech (Jan. 6) during the regular season...tossed in 10 points in NCAA tournament second round game, while also grabbing a season-high seven rebounds...dished off a season-high seven assists against North Carolina State (Jan. 21).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 34 games while averaging 8.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists...earned Maryland's "Unsung Hero" award... shot 44.9 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three-point range...reached double figures in 11 contests...was one of five Terrapins with 30 or more three-pointers, hitting 34 of 95 attempts...scored a career-high 20 points in regular-season finale at Virginia (Mar. 4)...shot nine-of 12 from the field before fouling out in overtime...scored a then-career-high 16 points including all four three-point attempts in upset at No. 3 Duke (Feb. 9)...also added two blocked shots and five rebounds in win at Durham...registered 16-point performance in non-conference game vs. UMBC...had career-highs of seven rebounds and eight assists vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 22)...also had seven rebounds against Georgia State (Mar. 17...registered four steaks against San Francisco (Nov. 17) and Winthrop (Dec. 7)...played 40 of 45 minutes versus Virginia in overtime contest and played 38 minutes against Duke...missed NCAA tournament first round game against Iona with a sprained left ankle.

    AS A FRESHMAN: One of only two freshmen to play in all 34 games in rookie season...averaged 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds...made 13 three-point field goal attempts which is the 13th-best single season total by a freshman in school history, while his 39 three-point field goal attempts ranked as the fifth-highest total by a Maryland first-year player...reached double figures in four game with a season-high 14 versus AU Puerto Rico (Nov. 26) in the opening round of the Puerto Rico shootout...averaged 14.3 minutes per game and 21.0 in Maryland's three NCAA tournament games...one of only five Atlantic Coast Conference freshmen to play in 34 or more games during the 1998-99 campaign...averaged 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in five postseason games...had successive back-to-back double figures outings against Florida State (Mar. 5) and North Carolina (Mar. 6) in ACC Tournament as he scored 10 and 11 points, respectively...nine of his 11 points against the Tar Heels came during the Terps' second-half comeback attempt...also had three steals and a pair of assist during second-half run...scored 11 points against Virginia (Feb. 6)...had a career-high seven rebounds against Hofstra (Nov. 20)...season-high four assists came in home games against North Texas (Nov. 23) and Florida State (Jan. 27)...had three steals on three different occasions.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Consensus All-American in his senior season at Rancocas Valley under head coach Ron Powell as he averaged 20.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, while shooting 45.1 percent from the floor...selected to the McDonald's All-America team, the USA Today Super 25 prep squad and the Parade Magazine and Street and Smith's Magazine All-America teams...named the South Jersey Player of the Year in 1998 and was rated the top high school guard in the state of New Jersey...ranked among the top 15 players nationally by Bob Gibbons' recruiting service...led Rancocas Valley to state championships during his sophomore and senior seasons...Rancocas Valley captured the Burlington County Scholastic League Liberty Division title, the South Jersey and state Group IV Championships and advanced to the semifinals of the state Tournament of Champions in '98...averaged 28.0 points and 12.0 rebounds during playoffs during his final prep season...set school scoring records for career (1,508) and single-season (609) points...played in 12 state tournament games leading his team to a perfect 12-0 mark...during his three-year as a member of varsity team, led Rancocas Valley to 69-14 overall mark...his 18.4 career scoring average also stands as a school record...registered six double-doubles during his senior year, including 24 points and 12 rebounds in overtime game versus Pittman in the Tournament of Champions...broke the single-season scoring record in that game which had stood for 19 years, while eclipsing the career scoring mark which had stood for 34 years...played with the New Jersey All-Stars AAu team...averaged 28.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists as a junior...youngest of three children and has two older brothers...full name is Daniel Brian Miller...son of Michael and Rose Miller...older brother Greg played basketball for Mike Brey at Delaware...father Mick and brother Mike both played at Muhlenberg College...born 3-18-80 in Mt. Holly, N.J...enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major.

    Career Highs

  • Points: 20 vs. Virginia (3-4-00)
  • Field Goals: 9 vs. Virginia (3-4-00)
  • Field Goals Attempted: 17 vs. Clemson (1-22-00)
  • Field-Goal Pct.: 1.000 (2-2) on two occasions
  • Three-Point Field Goals: 4 vs. Duke (2-9-00)
  • Three Field Goals Attempted: 13 vs. Clemson (1-22-00)
  • Three-Point Field Goal Pct.: 1.000 (3-3) vs. Chicago State (12-27-00)
  • Free Throws: 5 vs. Virginia (3-3-01)
  • Free Throws Attempted: 8 vs. Viriginia (3-3-01)
  • Free-Throw Pct.: 1.000 on 16 occasions
  • Rebounds: 7 on three occasions
  • Assists: 8 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (11-22-99)
  • Blocked Shots: 2 vs. UMBC (12-13-00), vs. Duke (2-9-00)
  • Steals: 4 vs. San Francisco (11-7-99), vs. Winthrop (12-7-99)
  • Minutes: 40 vs. Virginia (3-4-00)

    Miller's Career Statistics

    YEAR

    G-S

    MIN/AVG

    FG-FGA

    PCT.

    3-Point FG-FGA

    PCT.

    FT-FTA

    PCT.

    O

    D

    TOT

    AVG.

    AST.

    STL

    BLK

    PF-D

    PTS/AVG

    2000-01

    34-0

    487/14.3

    53-110

    .482

    13-39

    .333

    25-47

    .532

    24

    48

    72

    2.1

    44

    34

    8

    57-1

    144/4.2

    1999-00

    34-34

    1048/30.8

    111-247

    .449

    34-95

    .358

    34-52

    .654

    30

    69

    99

    2.9

    92

    45

    12

    88-3

    290/8.5

    2001-02

    36-4

    676/18.8

    63-146

    .432

    13-39

    .333

    35-63

    .556

    43

    52

    95

    2.6

    77

    27

    5

    55-0

    174/4.8

    TOTALS

    104-38

    2111/21.3

    227-503

    .451

    60-181

    .331

    94-162

    .580

    97

    169

    266

    2.6

    213

    27

    5

    200-4

    608/5.8

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