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West Virginia transfer and former Dallas prep standout Keaton Miles (6-7, 210) talks about his weekend visit to Arkansas, a place that left him very impressed.

West Virginia transfer Keaton Miles (6-7, 210), who took an official visit to Arkansas this weekend, said he didn't want to publicly name a leader right now.

But the former Dallas prep star went on to say that the Razorbacks had really positioned themselves well.

"I don't think it would be fair to the schools to give a leader, but I will just say this – after this weekend, Arkansas is in great, great spot with me," Miles said. "The program is very impressive."

Miles visited Utah on June 7-9 and has plans to visit Colorado State next weekend.

He was excited about what he found with the program headed up by Hogs head coach Mike Anderson.

"I enjoyed everything about my trip to Arkansas," Miles said. "They have a great family atmosphere and Coach Anderson is a great coach and a great man. I also really enjoyed being the players and think they are some great guys.

"I really feel like the program is on its way back to the top and Coach Anderson said that is the reason he came back – to win a national title like they did back in the day," Miles added.

"I also feel like I would be a really good fit for his system, getting up and done the floor and running and using pressure defense," Miles continued "It's just a great situation for me to use my versatility and Coach Anderson also told me he wants me to be one of the leaders for the young guys he is bringing in."

Miles is coming off a sophomore season in which he averaged just 2.6 points and 1.9 rebounds after a freshman season in which he started 30 of 32 games for the Mountaineers while averaging 1.4 points in 13.1 minutes per game.

His numbers also improved in field goal shooting, 3-point shooting, free throw shooting, blocks and steals, but he fell out of favor with head coach Bob Huggins during a 13-18 season and is one of four players transferring out of West Virginia.

It turns out he was playing with torn tendon in his wrist for the second half of the season.

"I played with a small tear in my wrist and had surgery on it after the season," Miles said. "Actually they didn't go in there, they used radioactive heat to heal it. I was in a cast for three months – not a full one but just one on my wrist that kept it from moving - and just got it off on the 13th (of June). Now I just have a splint on it."

Miles intention is to visit Colorado State next weekend, make a decision soon afterwards and be at his new school by the second session of summer school.

"I am going to be finishing up the first session of summer school at West Virginia on the 28th and then get some stuff home and then get to the new place," Miles said. "I'm excited about this next step and a new beginning."

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