Prep Work

WVU basketball signee Daxter Miles is taking it upon himself to bring together a talented, yet disparate, group of teammate at Notre Dame Prep this year.

The Crusaders, who feature players from several different countries, struggled in the early going this year, and Miles isn't going to let it get out of control.

"We took a couple of losses we shouldn't have, and we need to bounce back," the combo guard said. "We weren't having fun out there. So we've gotten together to work and have more fun while we're playing."

The challenge to do so begins with his own play. Miles said that he is pushing himself to do more while also trying to expand his game for the rigors of college next year. He noted that he is playing more shooting guard right now for NDP, but thinks he can contribute at either backcourt spot at WVU.

"I have no problem playing either position," Miles said. "Whatever the coaches want me to play, I will. I do think that playing both positions helps me right now. It lets me see the game from both places."

Miles, who is attending the school to achieve NCAA qualifying levels, is confident he will do that and be ready to enroll at WVU in the summer.

"I got the [test] score I needed, and I am getting my grades up," he said.

Miles signed with West Virginia during the early signing period in November.

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