Another Departure

Keaton Miles has confirmed his departure from West Virginia, making him the latest in a lengthening line of casualties of the Mountaineer basketball program.

In a tweet made on Tuesday afternoon, Miles thanked his supporters for his time at WVU.

"Really Want To Thank WVU For All The Support & Love They Showed Me While I Was Here..Once A Mountaineer Always A Mountaineer Love All 55" read Miles' tweet.

WVU has also confirmed that Miles is being released from his scholarship.

The forward, who underwent wrist surgery following the conclusion of the season, played two years for the Mountaineers. A well-regarded player from Dallas, Tex., the 6-7 Miles had trouble finding his rhythm during a tough freshman season. Despite starting 30 games, he made just 18 shots on the year, and averaged only 1.4 points per outing. Also expected to be a factor on the boards, Miles averaged only 1.8 retrievals per game during his two-year career.

Miles' play improved somewhat during his sophomore season, but he started just two games and saw his minutes drop to 11.5 per contest as WVU struggled through a mediocre season which ended with a first-round loss in the Big 12 tournament.

Miles' departure opens up another spot on the 2013-14 roster. One player in line to fill it is Daxter Miles (no relation) a point guard who would help even out WVU's forward-heavy roster for next year.

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