After the weekend performance at the King James Shooting Stars Classic, Miller will be garnering more national attention. "He played really well in Akron this weekend," said Chris O'Hearn, Mason County's Head Basketball Coach. The reputation has been building for Miller since his performance in the Kentucky High School Sweet 16 against Warren Central High. Miller scored just 14 points, and grabbed six rebounds, but his ball handling and athleticism caught the eyes of many college coaches in attendance.
Miller's athleticism and length, can cause major problems on the defensive end. "Darius guards the other teams best player," said O'Hearn. "He's 6-foot-6, long and lean. Very versatile athlete. And he's a great kid," O'Hearn stated. Miller averaged 16 points per game, and grabbed six rebounds per game as a sophomore. He lead the Royals to a 25 win, 8 loss season in 2005-06. Miller helped lead the D-1 Greyhounds 15 and under team to the national championship last year summer.
Xavier is currently Miller's only offer. "They offered last week," said the coach. Miller visited Xavier unofficially last season. Kentucky has expressed interest in Darius, and he's also visited Lexington unofficially. Other programs showing interest in the rising junior are Clemson, Western Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Miller will continue his busy summer playing with the D-1 Greyhounds. He will also attend the ABCD camp in New Jersey. He will also meet with his high school teammates and play in tournaments throughout the state of Kentucky. "We'll play 25 or 30 games against some pretty good competition. We plan to play teams like Lexington Catholic and Madison Central," said O'Hearn. Miller's play over the last several months, and his play in the next year could make him a front runner for 2008 Kentucky Mr. Basketball.