Improvement Path

WVU basketball signee Daxter Miles has been working on several aspects of his game during his prep season at Notre Dame Prep, and the results have been showing during the first half of the year.

Miles told that he and his team had to get some things in order after a rocky start, but that beginning hasn't affected his progression individually. Coming out of Baltimore, Md., the combo guard always had a reputation as a scorer and aggressive attacker, but he's now developing other parts of his game.

At the recent Hoop Dreams Mag Prep Classic,'s Brian Snow was impressed with the improvements he saw since the last time he viewed the West Virginia signee.

"He's really come on with his floor game," Snow said. "He was always able to get shots and score, but he's seeing the floor and running the team as a whole. He's getting other guys shots and making the right passes."

One of the biggest pieces of evidence supporting that analysis came late in one game, when NDP needed a rally.

"In those situations in past years, he probably would have tried to get shots himself and get the team back in it, but in this game he just ran everything well. He took control, but he set everyone up for good shots. He's improved a lot."

Those abilities should help Miles when he comes to West Virginia next year, as it would allow him to compete for playing time at either guard position. With all four of the Mountaineers' primary guards returning in 2014, the competition will be tough, but Snow thinks there will be a role for Miles as a freshman.

"Obviously they have Staten back, and Harris and Henderson, but I think he's showing the ability to where he could help at either guard. He's can definitely play in the Big 12."

Miles, who signed with WVU during the early November period, remains confident that he will complete the coursework necessary to qualify and be on campus this summer.

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