“For our first game, it went pretty good,” said Aaron Miles. “We got the win so it is great.”
While the team is going to be led by Miles and his fellow seniors Wayne Simien, Michael Lee and Keith Langford, he too has heard all of the talk about the Jayhawks talented group of freshman. They’ve certainly made an early impression on Miles and on Saturday it was Russell Robinson and C.J. Giles who impressed him the most.
“I think all of them did some good things out there, you know Russell is a hard worker and a great defender and everything. With him in the game, me and him play well together because it is like two point guards on the court, we pressure and get out for fast breaks,” said Miles. “C.J. is just a big body down there, having C.J. it allows us guards to pressure more because even if we get beat he is a presence down there.”
The Canadian trip also provided Miles with his only chance to play within the vicinity of his native Portland during his senior year.
“Our schedule, we don’t even get to come out to the west coast,” said Miles. “So, it is good to be able to come out here and play. I’ve got a lot of family and friends who came up here so it is cool.